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Noun1.Besseya - genus of North American spring wildflowers
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Scrophulariaceae, figwort family, foxglove family, Scrophulariaceae - a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales
kitten-tails - a plant of the genus Besseya having fluffy spikes of flowers
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1993; Henderson, 1995) that include threatened species such as the Besseya bullii Eaton, Gentiana alba Muhl.
Since the 1980s, six native plant species have been extirpated from the site, and the state endangered Besseya bullii (Eat.
We encountered nine species considered as threatened or endangered in Wisconsin (Wisconsin DNR 1993): Agastache nepetoides, Asclepias purpurescens, Besseya bullii, Camassia scilloides, Cypripedium candidum, Gentiana alba, Hypericum sphaerocarpum, Parthenium integrifolium, and Polytaenia nuttallii.