kitten-tails

(Veronica bullii)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed

kitten-tails

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N3 - Vulnerable

S2 - Imperiled

Minnesota

Threatened

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

Rare

Habitat

Dry. Prairies, woods, barrens.

Flowering

April to July

Flower Color

Yellow

Height

8 to 16

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 28.
 
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Taxonomy
This plant 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. Most online sources continue to use the old name. A few sources use the name Wulfenia bullii.

 
Taxonomy

Family:

Plantaginaceae (plantain)

 

Tribe:

Veroniceae

 

Genus:

Veronica

 

Subgenus:

Synthris

 
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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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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