Iva (plant)

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Iva annua
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Subtribe: Ambrosiinae
Genus: Iva
L. 1753 not Fabr. 1759 (Lamiaceae)
Type species
Iva annua

Iva is a genus of wind-pollinated plants in the family Asteraceae, described as a genus by Linnaeus in 1753.[2][3] Plants of this genus are known generally as marsh elders.[4] The genus is native to North America.[5]

Accepted species[6][7]


  1. ^ lectotype designated by N. L. Britton et A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U. S. ed. 2. 3: 338 (1913)
  2. ^ a b Tropicos, Iva L.
  3. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1753. Species Plantarum 2: 988-989 in Latin
  4. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Iva". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  5. ^ Flora of North America, Vol. 21 Page 25 Marsh elder Iva Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 988. 1753; Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 426. 1754.
  6. ^ The Plant List search for Iva
  7. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
  8. ^ Turner, Billie Lee. 2009. Iva corbinii (Asteraceae), a remarkable new species from Travis County, Texas. Lundellia 12:5-7 includes color photo of type specimen and another of the plant in the field
  9. ^ Tropicos, Iva dealbata A. Gray
  10. ^ Tropicos, Iva imbricata

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