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Monocots - Photo (c) Dianne Collins, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC) CC
Monocots Info
Liliopsida is a botanical name for the class containing the family Liliaceae (or Lily Family). It is considered synonymous (or nearly synonymous) with the name monocotyledon. Publication of the name is credited to Scopoli (in 1760): see author citation (botany). This name is formed by replacing the termination -aceae in the name Liliaceae by the termination -opsida (Art 16 of the ICBN). (From Wikipedia)
Flowering plants - Photo (c) Anne G, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Flowering plants Info
The flowering plants (angiosperms), also known as Angiospermae Lindl. or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants. Angiosperms are seed-producing plants like the gymnosperms and can be distinguished from the gymnosperms by a series of synapomorphies (derived characteristics). These characteristics include flowers, endosperm within the seeds, and the production of fruits that contain the seeds. Etymologically, angiosperm means a plant that produces seeds within an enclosure; they are fruiting plants, although more commonly referred... (From Wikipedia)
cut-leaf fleabane - Photo (c) Tom Hilton, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
cut-leaf fleabane Info
Erigeron compositus, also known as Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Cutleaf Daisy, and Trifid Mountain Fleabane, is a flowering plant in the genus Erigeron native to western North America to Greenland and eastern Canada. (From Wikipedia)
cut-leaf fleabane - Photo (c) Tom Hilton, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
cut-leaf fleabane Info
Erigeron compositus, also known as Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Cutleaf Daisy, and Trifid Mountain Fleabane, is a flowering plant in the genus Erigeron native to western North America to Greenland and eastern Canada. (From Wikipedia)
Hymenoxys grandiflora Info
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Yellow-spot Saxifrage Info
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hairy goldenaster - Photo (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA) CC
hairy goldenaster Info
Heterotheca villosa, called the hairy goldenaster, is a North American species of flowering plant in the aster family. It widespread across the central and western parts of the continent, from Ontario west to British Columbia and south as far as Illinois, Kansas, Nuevo León, Guanajuato, and northern Baja California. (From Wikipedia)
Fremont's Ragwort - Photo (c) invertboy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Chris Brown C
Fremont's Ragwort Info
Senecio fremontii is a species of the genus Senecio and family Asteraceae. It takes its scientific name from John C. Frémont. (From Wikipedia)
Parry's gentian - Photo (c) Bryant Olsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC) CC
Parry's gentian Info
Gentiana parryi (Parry's Gentian) is a species of the genus Gentiana. (From Wikipedia)
Wormleaf Stonecrop - Photo (c) Bryant Olsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC) CC
Wormleaf Stonecrop Info
Sedum stenopetalum is a species of flowering plant in the stonecrop family known by the common name wormleaf stonecrop. It is native to western North America from British Columbia and Alberta to northern California to Wyoming. It can be found in many types of rocky habitat, such as cliffs, talus, and steep ridges. It is a succulent plant producing mats or clumps of lance-shaped, linear, or three-lobed leaves each under 2 centimeters long. The inflorescence is... (From Wikipedia)
Moss Campion - Photo (c) Lars Falkdalen Lindahl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Moss Campion Info
Silene acaulis, moss campion, or Cushion Pink is a small mountain-dwelling wildflower that is common all over the high arctic and tundra in the higher mountains of Eurasia and North America, (south to the Alps, Carpathians, southern Siberia, Pyrenees, British Isles, Faroe Islands, Rocky Mountains). It is an evergreen perennial. (From Wikipedia)
Harebell - Photo (c) Salomé, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Harebell Info
Campanula rotundifolia (harebell) is a rhizomatous perennial flowering plant in the bellflower family native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. (From Wikipedia)
Saxifrages - Photo (c) Patrick Alexander, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND) CC
Saxifrages Info
Saxifragaceae is a plant family with about 775 known species in 48 genera. (From Wikipedia)
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