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Wyethia arizonica A. Gray

Mulesear, wyethia, Arizona mule-ears

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
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
GenusWyethiaNamed for Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (1802-1856), an American plant collector and explorer who discovered these plants
SpeciesarizonicaOf or from Arizona

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Wyethia arizonica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Wyethia arizonica (mulesear, wyethia, Arizona mule-ears)

6/1/2009 · Bryce Canyon, Utah
≈ 13 × 16" (33 × 40 cm)


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