Leucothoe fontanesiana cv. Scarletta
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|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||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Ericales||Tea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others|
|Family||Ericaceae||Heath or heather family|
|Genus||Leucothoe||Leucothoe was a princess of Babylon and one of the many loves of the god Apollo|
|Species||fontanesiana||Probably “pertaining to springs or fountains”|
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Leucothoe fontanesiana cv. Scarletta description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Nov 2013.
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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)