Crucianella

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Crossworts
Crucianella macrostachya 1.JPG
Crucianella macrostachya
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Rubieae
Genus: Crucianella
L.
Type species
Crucianella latifolia
L.
Synonyms
  • Mappia Hablitz ex Ledeb.
  • Rubeola Mill.

Crucianella (common name Crossworts) is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. The species are annual herbs found from the Mediterranean to Central Asia and the Arabian Peninsula.[1] One species (C. angustifolia) is naturalized in northern California, southern Oregon (Josephine County), and Idaho (Clearwater County).[2]

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