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Amsonia ciliata Walter var. tenuifolia (Raf.) Woodson

Amsonia ciliata Walter var. filifolia Woodson

Threadleaf bluestar

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
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderGentianalesGentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others
FamilyApocynaceaeDogbane family
GenusAmsoniaBluestars; named for botanist Charles Amson
SpeciesciliataName given to indicate a slight fringing like an eyelash that might occur on petals, leaves, petioles or other plant parts
var.tenuifoliaWith finely-divided, slender leaves

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Amsonia ciliata var. tenuifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Amsonia ciliata (threadleaf bluestar)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm) ID is uncertain

Amsonia ciliata (threadleaf bluestar)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

Amsonia ciliata (threadleaf bluestar)

7/15/2020 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Amsonia ciliata (threadleaf bluestar)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)


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