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Forsythia suspensa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Forsythia
Species: F. suspensa
Binomial name
Forsythia suspensa
(Thunb.) Vahl[1]

Forsythia suspensa (Chinese: pinyin: liánqiào) is a flowering plant native to Asia. It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.[2]

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Characteristics

Forsythia suspensa is a large to very large shrub, can be grown as a weeping shrub on banks, and has paler flowers. Many named garden cultivars can also be found. It belongs to spring flowering shrubs, with yellow flowers. And, it is grown and prized for being tough, reliable garden plants.[3]

See also

Forsythia suspensa

References

  1. ^ "Forsythia suspensa information from NPGS/GRIN". http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?231. Retrieved 2008-02-06.  
  2. ^ "Forsythia suspensa - Plants For A Future database report". http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Forsythia+suspensa. Retrieved 2008-02-06.  
  3. ^ Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Forsythia suspensa

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Oleaceae
Genus: Forsythia
Species Forsythia suspensa

Name

Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl

References

  • Enum. pl. 1:39. 1804
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

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