Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’
|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||Hosta||Named for 19th century Austrian physician and botanist Nicolaus Thomas Host|
|Cultivar||‘Sum and Substance’|
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Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 May 2016.
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5/27/2016 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)