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Anemopsis californica

Anemopsis californica (Nutt.) Hook. & Arn.

Anemopsis californica (Nutt.) Hook. & Arn. var. subglabra L. Kelso

Yerba Mansa

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
OrderPiperalesPlants lacking petals and having simple leaves and minute flowers in spikes, with the perianth simple or lacking
FamilySaururaceaeSometimes called the “lizard’s tail family,” for the flower shape
GenusAnemopsisAnem, for the genus Anemone, and -opsis, “resemblence,” because flowers resemble those of Anemone.
Speciescalifornica“Of or from California”

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Anemopsis californica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 28 Jun 2017.

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Anemopsis californica (Yerba Mansa)

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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