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Stenaria nigricans (Lam.) Terrell var. nigricans

General Information
Symbol: STNIN
Group: Dicot
Family: Rubiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 254. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
CHAN6 Chamisme angustifolia (Michx.) Nieuwl.
GENI2 Gentiana nigricans Lam.
HENI4 Hedyotis nigricans (Lam.) Fosberg
HENIA2 Hedyotis nigricans (Lam.) Fosberg var. austrotexana B.L. Turner
HENIF2 Hedyotis nigricans (Lam.) Fosberg var. filifolia (Chapm.) Shinners
HENIN Hedyotis nigricans (Lam.) Fosberg var. nigricans
HENIP3 Hedyotis nigricans (Lam.) Fosberg var. papillacea B.L. Turner
HENIP Hedyotis nigricans (Lam.) Fosberg var. pulvinata (Small) Fosberg
HENIR Hedyotis nigricans (Lam.) Fosberg var. rigidiuscula (A. Gray) Shinners
HENIS Hedyotis nigricans (Lam.) Fosberg var. scabra (S. Watson) Fosberg
HESA7 Hedyotis salina (A. Heller) Shinners
HOAN2 Houstonia angustifolia Michx.
HOANF Houstonia angustifolia Michx. var. filifolia (Chapm.) A. Gray
HOANR Houstonia angustifolia Michx. var. rigidiuscula A. Gray
HOFI3 Houstonia filifolia (Chapm.) Small
HONI Houstonia nigricans (Lam.) Fernald
HONIP Houstonia nigricans (Lam.) Fernald var. pulvinata (Small) Terrell
HOPU6 Houstonia pulvinata Small
HORI2 Houstonia rigidiuscula (A. Gray) Wooton & Standl.
HOSA3 Houstonia salina A. Heller
HOTE6 Houstonia tenuis Small
OLAN Oldenlandia angustifolia (Michx.) A. Gray
OLANF Oldenlandia angustifolia (Michx.) A. Gray var. filifolia Chapm.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Rubiales
Family Rubiaceae – Madder family
Genus Stenaria Raf. ex Steud. – diamond-flowers
Species Stenaria nigricans (Lam.) Terrell – diamond-flowers
Variety Stenaria nigricans (Lam.) Terrell var. nigricans – diamondflowers

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Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Houstonia nigricans
narrowleaf summer bluets
Hedyotis nigricans
Probably Extirpated



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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