Diodia virginiana L.
|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||Gentianales||Gentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others|
|Family||Rubiaceae||Coffee, madder, and bedstraw family|
|Genus||Diodia||From the Greek for “thoroughfare,” from this plant’s habitats|
|Species||virginiana||“Of or from Virginia”|
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Diodia virginiana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 May 2011.
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9/7/2005 · Memphis, TN · By Tim Chandler
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