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Cirsium neomexicanum

 

Desert Thistle

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusCirsiumFrom Greek kirsion, “a kind of thistle”
Speciesneomexicanum

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Cirsium neomexicanum (Desert Thistle)

5/3/2007 · Near Death Valley · By Jeffrey A. Barry ID is uncertain

Cirsium neomexicanum (Desert Thistle)

5/3/2007 · Near Death Valley · By Jeffrey A. Barry ID is uncertain