Delosperma ‘Beaufort West’
|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||Caryophyllidae||Cacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts|
|Order||Caryophyllales||Includes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants|
|Family||Aizoaceae||Fig-marigold or ice plant family (previously Mesembryanthemaceae)|
|Genus||Delosperma||From the Greek delos, “evident, visible” and sperma, “seed,” referring to the seeds which are exposed in the unenclosed chamber of the capsule|
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Delosperma ‘Beaufort West’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 22 × 14" (55 × 36 cm)