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Gaillardia

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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
GenusGaillardiaAfter Gaillard de Charentonneau, an 18th-century French magistrate, naturalist and patron of botany

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Gaillardia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Nov 2013.

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Gaillardia

(Gaillardia) · 8/16/2009 · Joan & Jim’s, Mansfield, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm) Species not yet identified

Gaillardia

(Gaillardia) · 8/16/2009 · Joan & Jim’s, Mansfield, MA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm) Species not yet identified