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Aeonium

 

 

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
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyCrassulaceaeSucculents that store water in leaves
GenusAeoniumMeans “ageless” (not sure why); plants have a basal rosette of leaves

About plant names...

The Aeonium genus contains about 35 species. Most come from the Canary Islands.

Aeonium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Aeonium

(Aeonium) · 2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA Species not yet identified

Aeonium

(Aeonium) · 2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA Species not yet identified

Aeonium

(Aeonium) · 2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 19 × 17" (47 × 43 cm) Species not yet identified

Aeonium

(Aeonium) · 2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 4½ × 3' (1.4 × 0.9 m) Species not yet identified