Perovskia

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Genus: Perovskia
Species: P. abrotanoides - P. atriplicifolia

Name

Perovskia Kar.

Vernacular names

Perovskia is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Members of the genus are native to southwestern and central Asia. It comprises seven species, including the garden plant Russian Sage (P. atriplicifolia).

The genus is named after the Russian general V. A. Perovski (1794-1857).[2]

Selected species

* Perovskia abrotanoides Kar.
* Perovskia artemisioides
* Perovskia atriplicifolia Benth. – Russian Sage
* Perovskia scrophulariaefolia[3]

References

1. ^ "Genus: Perovskia Kar.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-09-10. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?9129. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
2. ^ Gledhill, D. (2008). The Names of Plants (4 ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 297. ISBN 9780521866453. http://books.google.com/books?id=NJ6PyhVuecwC.
3. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Perovskia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/splist.pl?9129. Retrieved 2010-11-15.

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