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Chaenactis fremontii

Chaenactis fremontii A. Gray

 

Fremont’s Pincushion, Desert Pincushion

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
GenusChaenactisFrom the Greek chaino, “to gape,” and aktis, “a ray,” thus meaning a gaping ray, and given because in many species the outer florets are enlarged into a wide-open flaring raylike mouth
SpeciesfremontiiFor John Charles Fremont (1813-1890), “the Pathfinder,” Army officer and presidential candidate who collected plants on four hazardous journeys exploring the western United States

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Chaenactis fremontii (Fremont’s Pincushion, Desert Pincushion)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 10 × 8" (26 × 20 cm) ID is uncertain

Chaenactis fremontii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Chaenactis fremontii (Fremont’s Pincushion, Desert Pincushion)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Chaenactis fremontii (Fremont’s Pincushion, Desert Pincushion)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 10 × 6" (24 × 16 cm) ID is uncertain

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