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Besseya bullii (Bull's coraldrops)
Smith, R.W.

Besseya bullii

Besseya bullii (Eaton) Rydb.

Bull's Coraldrops, Kitten Tails, Northern Kittentail

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Synthyris bullii, Wulfenia bullii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Margin: Crenate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: On a single fluffy spike.


USA: IA , IL , IN , MI , MN , OH , WI
Native Habitat: Sandy prairies, open woods or hillsides, savanna, and wetlands.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Additional resources

USDA: Find Besseya bullii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Besseya bullii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Besseya bullii


Record Modified: 2018-03-08
Research By: DEW

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