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Lobelia x speciosa ‘Ruby Slippers’

 

Cardinal Flower

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
FamilyCampanulaceaeCampanula or bellflower family; means “bell-shaped flowers”
GenusLobeliaNamed for Flemish botanist Matthias de l’Obel, also known as Lobelius
SpeciesspeciosaShowy
Cultivar‘Ruby Slippers’

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Lobelia x speciosa ‘Ruby Slippers’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 28 Jun 2012.

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