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Buchnera americana L.

Bluehearts, American bluehearts

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
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyOrobanchaceaeBroomrape family of parasitic plants
GenusBuchneraNew Latin feminine noun Buchnera, named for Paul Buchner, German biologist who made extensive contributions to the study of endosymbiosis
Speciesamericana“Of or from America”

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Buchnera americana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Buchnera americana (bluehearts, American bluehearts)

4/14/2015 · Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, Florida · ≈ 8 × 6″ (20 × 14 cm)


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