kitten-tails

(Veronica bullii)

Conservation Status
kitten-tails
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N3 - Vulnerable

S2 - Imperiled

     
  Minnesota

Threatened

     
           
           
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

8 to 16

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Yellow

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry. Prairies, woods, barrens.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

April to July

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 28.

 
  12/26/2011      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Rare

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Superorder Asteranae  
 

Order

Lamiales (mints, plantains, olives, and allies)  
 

Family

Plantaginaceae (plantain)  
  Tribe Veroniceae  
  Genus Veronica  
  Subgenus Synthris  
       
 

Kitten-tails was formerly classified as Besseya bullii and was placed in the Scrophulariaceae (figwort) family. Morphological and molecular analysis in 2004 resulted in Besseya and closely related genera being moved to the Plantaginaceae (plantain) family, and this plant being reassigned to the Veronica genus. A few sources use the name Wulfenia bullii.

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Besseya bullii

Synthyris bullii

Wulfenia bullii

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

besseya

Bull’s coral-drops

Bull’s coraldrops

kitten tails

kitten-tails

kittentails

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Kittentails (Wulfenia (Besseya) bullii)
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Uploaded on Jan 13, 2010

http://www.PrairieMoon.com - Kittentails (Wulfenia bullii, also called Besseya bullii) are an endangered plant. They are one of the earliest dry native prairie species to come up. This video shows them at Prairie Moon Nursery in SE Minnesota on April 16. Good companion plants to the Kitten tails include Pasque Flower and Prairie Smoke.

   
       

 

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