Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’
|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||Magnoliidae||Includes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others|
|Order||Ranunculales||Basal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”|
|Genus||Actaea||From ancient Greek, signifying a wet habitat and its leaves’ similarity to Sambucus leaves|
|Species||simplex||Simple, undivided, unbranched|
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Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 Jun 2012.
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6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)