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Packera neomexicana

Packera neomexicana (A. Gray) W.A. Weber & A. Löve

 

New Mexico Groundsel

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
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusPackeraNamed after botanist John G. Packer (1929- ), specialist on the flora of Alberta and on Arctic and alpine flora, instructor in the Department of Botany at the University of Alberta 1958-1988, co-author with Cheryl Bradley of Checklist of the rare vascular plants in Alberta (1984), one of the editors of the English edition of Flora of the Russian Arctic (2000), co-author with his wife of Some Common and Interesting Plants of San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). He also revised E.H. Moss’s Flora of Alberta (1983), worked to protect Mountain Park in the Canadian Rockies from an open-pit coal mine, and is currently contributor and on the editorial committee for Flora of North America
SpeciesneomexicanaOf or from New Mexico

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Packera neomexicana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 21 Feb 2012.

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Packera neomexicana (New Mexico Groundsel)

5/21/2009 · Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ
≈ 18 × 20" (46 × 51 cm) ID is uncertain

Packera neomexicana (New Mexico Groundsel)

5/21/2009 · Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ
≈ 10 × 7" (26 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

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