category of classification lower than a genus or
subgenus and above a subspecies or variety.
A group of animals or plants that possess in common one
or more characteristics that distinguish them from other
similar groups, and do or may interbreed and reproduce
their characteristics in their offspring, exhibiting
between each other only minor differences bridged over
by intermediate forms and differences ascribable to age,
sex, polymorphism, individual
peculiarity or accident, or to selective breeding. A
distinct kind of animal or plant.
the species are native to eastern Asia. These are dayliles
found growing "in the wild" in the locations
in which they originated.
species represent a unique breeding population in the
wild, with some diversity of height, color and bud
count being present. When two members of the same
species cross pollinate the resulting seedlings are still
considered to be of that species and are not new hybrids.
Selected clones may be singled out and reproduced vegatatively
available species include, but are not limited to: H.
minor, H. flava, H. fulva, H. multiflora, H. dumortierii,
H. middendorffii, and H. altissima .