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Oryza sativa ‘Red Dragon’

 

Rice

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusOryzaDeriving from ancient words in Latin and Greek for “rice”
SpeciessativaMeans “that which is sown,” indicating the plant is a cultivated one
Cultivar‘Red Dragon’

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Oryza sativa ‘Red Dragon’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 10 Jan 2011.

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Oryza sativa (Rice)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)

Oryza sativa (Rice)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)