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globeflower,

common name for any plant of the genus Trollius of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercupbuttercup
or crowfoot,
common name for the Ranunculaceae, a family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs of cool regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Thought to be one of the most primitive families of dicotyledenous plants, the Ranunculaceae typically have a simple
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 family), hardy perennials of north temperate meadows and swamps. Their blossoms are larger than those of the familiar yellow buttercup and may be white, yellow, orange, or purple. T. europaeus, with flower parts incurved in a globe shape, is most commonly cultivated. Globeflowers are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Ranunculales, family Ranunculaceae.
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Geographic pattern of genetic variation in the European globeflower Trollius europaeus L.
Among the herbaceous species protected on a national scale are clubmosses (Lycopodium), pasqueflowers (Pulsatilla vulgaris), gentians (Gentiana), sundews (Drosera), globeflowers (Trollius europaeus), columbines (Aguilegia), the purple "Turks cap lily" (Lilium martagon), primroses (Primula vulgaris [=P.
1996), Greya moths and saxifrages (Pellmyr and Thompson 1992, Thompson and Pellmyr 1992), and globeflower flies and globeflowers (Pellmyr 1989).
Many of these are characteristic of northern latitudes and are found close to their southern boundary in the North Pennines, species like wood crane's bill, melancholy thistle and globeflower, for example.
A total of 27 golden globeflower plants and 233 dark red great burnets were planted out in four meadows on three farms in Teesdale and Weardale last autumn.