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Related to globeflower: Trollius, Trollius europaeus

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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