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Tecoma stans ‘Gold Star’

 

Gold Star Tecoma, Esperanza

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
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyBignoniaceaeAfter the Abbe Jean Paul Bignon (1662-1743)
GenusTecomaAbbreviated from the Mexican name tecomaxochitl
SpeciesstansErect, upright
Cultivar‘Gold Star’

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Tecoma stans ‘Gold Star’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 27 May 2010.

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Tecoma stans (Gold Star Tecoma, Esperanza)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA