Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC.
Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC. var. tridentata
|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||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Rosales||Rose family and eight others|
|Family||Rosaceae||Includes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others|
|Genus||Purshia||For Frederick Traugott Pursh (1774-1820), a Saxon explorer, plant collector, horticulturist and author|
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Purshia tridentata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Nov 2013.
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6/1/2009 · Bryce Canyon, UT
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)
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