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Lysimachia terrestris

Lysimachia terrestris (L.) Britton

Aureolaria virginica (L.) Pennell

Agalinis virginica (L.) S.F. Blake

Aureolaria dispersa (Small) Pennell

Aureolaria microcarpa Pennell

Dasistoma dispersa Small

Dasistoma virginica (L.) Britton

Gerardia dispersa (Small) K. Schum.

Gerardia virginica (L.) Britton

Sterns & Poggenb.

Downy False Foxglove, Bog Loosestrife, Swamp Candles

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
OrderEricalesTea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others
FamilyPrimulaceaePrimrose family
GenusLysimachiaNamed for Lysimachus, a king of ancient Sicily, who “calmed a mad ox” with a member of this species
SpeciesterrestrisLatin for “on land”

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Lysimachia terrestris (Downy False Foxglove, Bog Loosestrife, Swamp Candles)

12/1/2009 · Pleasant Mt., ME · By Benjamin Winslow

Lysimachia terrestris description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Oct 2016.

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