Boykinia major A. Gray
|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||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||Boykinia||After Dr. Samuel Boykin (1786-1848), an eminent field botanist born in South Carolina who did the majority of his collecting in Georgia. He was one of the many collectors who sent significant numbers of plant samples to John Torrey and Asa Gray|
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Boykinia major description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Nov 2013.
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≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)
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