Astilbe biternata (Vent.) Britton
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|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||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Rosales||Rose family and eight others|
|Family||Saxifragaceae||Saxifrage family; means “stone-breaking”|
|Genus||Astilbe||Greek for “not shining”|
|Species||biternata||Refers to doubly-divided leaves|
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Astilbe biternata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 May 2012.
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7/7/2017 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 14 × 21" (34 × 52 cm)
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