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Gratiola aurea

Gratiola aurea Pursh

Gratiola aurea Pursh var. obtusa Pennell

Gratiola lutea Raf.

Golden Hedge-hyssop

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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
FamilyPlantaginaceaePlantains
GenusGratiolaFrom the Latin gratia, “agreeableness, pleasantness, loveliness,” in reference to its medicinal qualities of these herbs
SpeciesaureaGolden

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Gratiola aurea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 Aug 2013.

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Gratiola aurea (Golden Hedge-hyssop)

8/17/2013 · Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton, MA
≈ 5 × 6" (12 × 14 cm)

Gratiola aurea (Golden Hedge-hyssop)

8/17/2013 · Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton, MA
≈ 5 × 6" (12 × 15 cm)

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