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Xylorhiza tortifolia

Xylorhiza tortifolia (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene

 

Mojave Aster, Desert Aster

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
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusXylorhizaWoodyasters, from the Greek for “woody root”
Speciestortifolia

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Xylorhiza tortifolia (Mojave Aster, Desert Aster)

5/3/2018 · Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Xylorhiza tortifolia (Mojave Aster, Desert Aster)

5/3/2018 · Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 6 × 5" (14 × 13 cm)

Xylorhiza tortifolia (Mojave Aster, Desert Aster)

5/3/2018 · Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Xylorhiza tortifolia (Mojave Aster, Desert Aster)

5/3/2018 · Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9 cm)

Xylorhiza tortifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 May 2018.

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Xylorhiza tortifolia (Mojave Aster, Desert Aster)

5/3/2018 · Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 4 × 3½" (11 × 9.1 cm)

Xylorhiza tortifolia (Mojave Aster, Desert Aster)

5/3/2018 · Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 17 × 12" (42 × 30 cm)

Xylorhiza tortifolia (Mojave Aster, Desert Aster)

5/3/2018 · Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 6 × 4" (16 × 11 cm)

Xylorhiza tortifolia (Mojave Aster, Desert Aster)

5/3/2018 · Keys View, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 4 × 6" (10 × 15 cm)

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