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Trollius laxus

Trollius laxus Salisb.


Spreading Globeflower

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderRanunculalesBasal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”
FamilyRanunculaceaeButtercup family
GenusTrolliusNew Latin, from German trollblume trollflower
SpecieslaxusLatin: (1) wide, spacious, roomy; (2) yielding; (3) loose, free

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Trollius laxus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Trollius laxus (Spreading Globeflower)

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


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