Cordyline fruticosa ‘Sunset’
Good Luck Tree
|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||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Family||Asparagaceae||Agaves, asparagus, hyacinths, and others|
|Genus||Cordyline||From the Greek cordyle, “a club”|
|Species||fruticosa||From the Latin frutex, “a shrub,” therefore, shrubby, bushy|
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Cordyline fruticosa ‘Sunset’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Mar 2011.
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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm)