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Houstonia purpurea

Houstonia purpurea L.

 

Large Houstonia

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
OrderGentianalesGentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others
FamilyRubiaceaeCoffee, madder, and bedstraw family
GenusHoustoniaNamed for English botanist Dr. William Houston
SpeciespurpureaLatin for “purple,” for the pale purple flowers

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Houstonia purpurea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 20 May 2011.

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Houstonia purpurea (Large Houstonia)

5/15/1979 · VA · By Tim Chandler

Houstonia purpurea (Large Houstonia)

5/15/1979 · VA · By Tim Chandler

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