Synonyms for melampodium or Related words with melampodium
Examples of "melampodium"
numerous species now in other genera: "Axiniphyllum Berlandiera Didelta Guizotia
Montanoa Rumfordia Smallanthus Sphagneticola Unxia"
is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family.
" has been labelled "Sanvitalia speciosa" in the horticultural trade, but this is an invalid name.
Several cultivars of "
leucanthum" have been developed, such as 'Million Gold' and 'Showstar', mostly to achieve a more compact size.
Note: "Sanvitalia speciosa" is a term commonly used in the horticultural trade, but this is not a validly published name. Many specimens so labelled are not even "Sanvitalia", and is most likely "
leucanthum (plains blackfoot, blackfoot daisy) is an herbaceous perennial plant in the sunflower family (Asteraceae) found on limestone containing rocky slopes in the Sonoran Desert. It is an attractive ornamental with showy flowers and long bloom period, from March to November.
Numerous species once included in "Spilanthes" are now considered better suited in other genera "(Acmella Adenostemma Eclipta Heliopsis Isocarpha Jaegeria
Salmea Verbesina Wollastonia Zinnia)." The best known of these is the toothache plant, formerly "Spilanthes oleracea", now called "Acmella oleracea", a Brazilian species widely used as a culinary and medicinal herb.
Many species were once considered part of "Wedelia" but have been now transferred to other genera, including "Angelphytum, Aspilia, Baltimora, Blainvillea, Chrysogonum, Eclipta, Elaphandra, Eleutheranthera, Guizotia, Heliopsis, Kingianthus, Lasianthaea,
, Melanthera, Moonia, Sphagneticola, Synedrella, Tuberculocarpus, Verbesina, Viguiera, Villanova, Wollastonia" and "Zexmenia".
Some sources say that the name "
" is derived from the Greek words μέλας ("melas"), meaning "black", and πόδιον ("podion"), meaning "foot". This refers to the color of the base of the stem and roots. Members of the genus are commonly known as blackfoots. Other authorities, however, maintain that this is in error, that the name comes from Melampus, a soothsayer of renown in Greek mythology.
The diet of "L. figueresi" consists of balls of pollen from larvae to adults. Adult females search for and consume pollen balls made from several sources such as "
divaricatum", which is unique to "L. figueresi" and is most likely due to the its abundance in their area, "Croton bilbergianus", and other Asteraceae. Additionally, they stock cells with both pollen and nectar for their larvae.
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