Chilopsis linearis (Cav.) Sweet
|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||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Family||Bignoniaceae||After the Abbe Jean Paul Bignon (1662-1743)|
|Genus||Chilopsis||From the Greek cheilos, “a lip,” and -opsis, “resemblance,” and thus referring to the distinctly lip-like shape of the calyx|
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Chilopsis linearis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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5/24/2009 · Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
≈ 1¼ × 1½" (3.5 × 4.4 cm)
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