Cirsium occidentale var. venustum
Cirsium occidentale (Nutt.) Jeps. var. venustum (Greene) Jeps.
Cirsium proteanum J.T. Howell
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Cirsium||From Greek kirsion, “a kind of thistle”|
|Species||occidentale||From the west, western|
|var.||venustum||Charming, handsome, from Latin venustus, “charming, elegant”|
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Cirsium occidentale var. venustum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 8 Mar 2012.
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5/3/2007 · By Jeffrey A. Barry ID is uncertain
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