Lewisia cotyledon (S. Watson) B.L. Rob.
|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||Caryophyllidae||Cacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts|
|Order||Caryophyllales||Includes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants|
|Family||Portulacaceae||The purslane family, including mostly succulent plants such as portulaca|
|Genus||Lewisia||For Captain Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806|
|Species||cotyledon||From the Greek cotule, “a cavity,” from the cup-like leaves of some species|
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Lewisia cotyledon description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Nov 2013.
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5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 8 × 7" (19 × 16 cm)
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