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Baileya multiradiata

Baileya multiradiata Harv. & A. Gray ex A. Gray

Baileya multiradiata Harv. & A. Gray ex A. Gray var. thurberi (Rydb.) Kittell

Desert Marigold

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
GenusBaileyaAfter Jacob Whitman Bailey (1811-1857), early American microscopist and pioneer of this means of investigation. He graduated from West Point Military Academy and from 1834 until his death he taught and eventually became full professor of chemistry, minerology and geology at that institute. He made numerous improvements in the design of the microscope and amassed large collections of slides of microscopic objects. He was elected President of the American Association of the Advancement of Science in 1856 and was the author of more than 50 scientific papers. One of his sons became a chemist and geologist, and another, William Whitman, became a botanist
SpeciesmultiradiataFrom the Latin meaning “many-rayed”

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Baileya multiradiata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Baileya multiradiata (Desert Marigold)

4/30/2018 · Barber Peak Loop Trail, Mojave National Preserve, CA

Baileya multiradiata (Desert Marigold)

4/29/2018 · Willow Spring Picnic Area, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Baileya multiradiata (Desert Marigold)

4/30/2018 · Barber Peak Loop Trail, Mojave National Preserve, CA

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