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Oxypolis filiformis

Oxypolis filiformis (Walter) Britton

Tiedemannia filiformis (Walter) Feist & S.R. Downie

Water Dropwort

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
OrderApialesIncludes carrots, celery, parsley, and ivy
FamilyApiaceaeCarrot or parsley family, also includes angelica, anise, caraway, celery, chervil, cicely, coriander/cilantro, cumin, dill, fennel, hemlock, lovage, Queen Anne’s Lace, parsnip
GenusOxypolisAnother good example of the difficulty of finding out what some of these names mean: Munz says: from the Greek oxys, “sharp,” and polis, “city,” of uncertain application; while Jepson simply gives the definition as “sharp white.” Quattrocchi on the other hand says the name is from “sharp” and polos for “axis or pole,” referring to the leaves

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Oxypolis filiformis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Oxypolis filiformis (Water Dropwort)

4/12/2015 · Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 4½ × 6" (12 × 14 cm)

Oxypolis filiformis (Water Dropwort)

4/12/2015 · Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 6 × 9" (16 × 23 cm)


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