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Boykinia major A. Gray


Sierra boykinia

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
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilySaxifragaceaeSaxifrage family; means “stone-breaking”
GenusBoykiniaAfter Dr. Samuel Boykin (1786-1848), an eminent field botanist born in South Carolina who did the majority of his collecting in Georgia. He was one of the many collectors who sent significant numbers of plant samples to John Torrey and Asa Gray
Speciesmajor“Larger, greater”

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Boykinia major description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Boykinia major (sierra boykinia)

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

Boykinia major (sierra boykinia)

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


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