Wyethia arizonica A. Gray
Mulesear, Wyethia, Arizona Mule-ears
|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||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Wyethia||Named for Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (1802-1856), an American plant collector and explorer who discovered these plants|
|Species||arizonica||Of or from Arizona|
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Wyethia arizonica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 6 Nov 2013.
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6/1/2009 · Bryce Canyon, UT
≈ 13 × 16" (33 × 40 cm)
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