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Rhododendron × pennsylvanicum

 

Pennsylvania Rhododendron

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
OrderEricalesTea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others
FamilyEricaceaeHeath or heather family
GenusRhododendronFrom Greek rhodos, “rose,” and dendron, “tree”
Speciespennsylvanicum

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Rhododendron × (Pennsylvania Rhododendron)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.3 cm)