Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Plant of the Week: kitten tails

Besseya bullii (Eat.) Rydb., also called Wulfenia bullii (Eat.) Barnh.

other common names: 
Bull’s synthesis
Besseya: named for Bessey, a well-known botanist
Bullii: named for its discoverer, George Bull
Snapdragon family: Scrophulariaceae

Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition, by Sylvan Runkel and Dean M. Roosa, photographs by Thomas Rosburg

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