Thursday, December 10, 2009

Plant of the Week: Dec 10

Besseya bullii (Eat.) Rydb., also called Wulfenia bullii (Eat.) Barnh.
other common names: 
Bull’s synthyris
Besseya: named for Bessey, a well-known botanist
Bullii: named for its discoverer, George Bull
Snapdragon family: Scrophulariaceae

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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