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Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’


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
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderRanunculalesBasal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”
FamilyRanunculaceaeButtercup family
GenusActaeaFrom ancient Greek, signifying a wet habitat and its leaves’ similarity to Sambucus leaves
SpeciessimplexSimple, undivided, unbranched

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Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Actaea simplex (bugbane)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)