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Sabatia kennedyana Fernald

Plymouth gentian

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
FamilyGentianaceaeAbout 1600 species of flowering plants from the genus Gentiana, named after the Illyrian king Gentius
GenusSabatiaFor Italian botanist Liberato Sabbati, who curated a botanical garden in Rome in the early 1700s and wrote an important work for the time, Hortus Romanus
SpecieskennedyanaFor George Golding Kennedy (1841-1918), botanist and founding member of the New England Botanical Club

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Sabatia dodecandra (L.) Britton Sterns & Poggenb. var. kennedyana (Fernald) H.E. Ahles


Sabatia kennedyana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Sabatia kennedyana (Plymouth gentian)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)


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