Besseya wyomingensis

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Besseya wyomingensis (A.Nelson) Rydb.

Scrophulariaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   5

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

IV

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Besseya wyomingensis is a perennial.

Naming

Besseya wyomingensis was already described and the name validly published by Aven Nelson. It was Per Axel Rydberg, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1903.

Taxonomy

Besseya wyomingensis is a species in the genus Besseya which contains 9 species and belongs to the family of the Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Besseya wyomingensis has simple leaves.

Flowers and Fruits

Besseya wyomingensis produces racemes of purple flowers in April.


Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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