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Cow Soapwort (Vaccaria hispanica)

Cow Soapwort (Vaccaria Hispanica) http://www.sagebud.com/cow-soapwort-vaccaria-hispanica/
Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. | An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 705. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. | License: PD Old
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Vaccaria Hispanica, or more commonly know as Cow Soapwort, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Vaccaria. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Vaccaria Hispanica or Cow Soapwort's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Vaccaria
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) AK (I) HI (I) CAN (I)


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