Anemopsis californica (Nutt.) Hook. & Arn.
Anemopsis californica (Nutt.) Hook. & Arn. var. subglabra L. Kelso
|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||Magnoliidae||Includes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others|
|Order||Piperales||Plants lacking petals and having simple leaves and minute flowers in spikes, with the perianth simple or lacking|
|Family||Saururaceae||Sometimes called the “lizard’s tail family,” for the flower shape|
|Genus||Anemopsis||Anem, for the genus Anemone, and -opsis, “resemblence,” because flowers resemble those of Anemone.|
|Species||californica||“Of or from California”|
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Anemopsis californica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 28 Jun 2017.
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The white flowers are no longer present. · 8/27/2014 · Rio Grande Nature Center, Albuquerque, NM
≈ 7 × 6" (18 × 16 cm)
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