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Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia

Amsonia tabernaemontana Walter var. salicifolia (Pursh) Woodson

Amsonia salicifolia Pursh

Bluestar

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderGentianalesGentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others
FamilyApocynaceaeDogbane family
GenusAmsoniaBluestars; named for botanist Charles Amson
SpeciestabernaemontanaFor the 16th-century German herbalist Jakobus Theodorus Tabernaemontanus
var.salicifoliaSalix-leaved

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Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Amsonia tabernaemontana (Bluestar)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

Range: Zones 3-9:

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