Amsonia

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Amsonia
Amsonia-tabernaemontana-flowers.JPG
Amsonia tabernaemontana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Vinceae
Genus: Amsonia
Walter[1]
Species

See text.

Synonyms[2]
  • Ansonia Raf.

Amsonia is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It is named in honor of the American physician John Amson.[3] Members of the genus are commonly known as bluestars.[4]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Amsonia Walter". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  2. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ Pringle, James S., History and Eponymy of the Genus Name Amsonia (Apocynaceae), in SIDA 21(1):379-387. 2004
  4. ^ a b "Amsonia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  5. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Amsonia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-09-23.