Tofieldia

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Tofieldia
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Tofieldia pusilla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Tofieldiaceae
Genus: Tofieldia
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Type species
Tofieldia palustris [1]
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Tofieldia is a small genus of flowering plants once placed in the lily family, but now included in the newer family Tofieldiaceae. The genus sometimes includes species of genus Triantha.[2] These are rhizomatous perennial herbs with spikes or racemes of lilylike flowers. They are native to North America and Eurasia. The name Tofieldia commemorates the British botanist Thomas Tofield.[2]

The following species are recognised:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Roy Abrams & Roxana Stinchfield Ferris (1923). Ophioglossaceae to Aristolochiaceae, ferns to birthworts. Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States 1. Stanford University Press. p. 372. ISBN 9780804700030. 
  2. ^ a b Flora of North America
  3. ^ "Tofieldia". The Plant List. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 

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