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Common name

English: Crosswort

German: Gewimpertes Kreuzlabkraut


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Gentianales (113)

        Family: Rubiaceae (62)(family description)

          Genus: Cruciata (1)

            Epithet: laevipes Opiz (1)

Synonyms: Cruciata ciliata Opiz, Cruciata hirsuta Fourr., Galium cruciata (L.) Scop., Galium luteocruciatum St.-Lag., Galium valantia G.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Scherb., Rubia cruciata (L.) Baill., Valantia ciliata Opiz ex J.Presl & C.Presl, Valantia crucialis Bubani, Valantia cruciata L.

ciliata => fringed, as with eyelashes

hirsuta => having long distinct hairs, rough, hairy

laevipes => smooth-stemmed

valantia => in honor of for Sebastien Vaillant (1669-1722), French physician and botanist


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

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