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Leucothoe fontanesiana cv. Scarletta

 

Drooping Laurel

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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
OrderEricalesTea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others
FamilyEricaceaeHeath or heather family
GenusLeucothoeLeucothoe was a princess of Babylon and one of the many loves of the god Apollo
SpeciesfontanesianaProbably “pertaining to springs or fountains”
cv.Scarletta

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Leucothoe fontanesiana cv. Scarletta description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Nov 2013.

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Leucothoe fontanesiana (Drooping Laurel)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)