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Stanleya (plant)

Stanleya
Stanleya pinnata USDA.jpg
Stanleya pinnata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Stanleya
Nutt.
Species

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Stanleya is a genus of six species of plants in the family Brassicaceae known commonly as prince's plumes. These are herbs or erect shrubs which bear dense, plumelike inflorescences of white to bright yellow flowers with long stamens. Stanleya species are native to the western United States. These plants are toxic because they concentrate selenium from the soil in their tissues.

Species:

  • Stanleya albescens - white prince's plume
  • Stanleya confertiflora - Oregon prince's plume
  • Stanleya elata - Panamint prince's plume
  • Stanleya pinnata - desert prince's plume
  • Stanleya tomentosa - woolly prince's plume
  • Stanleya viridiflora - green prince's plume

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