Duranta erecta ‘Aurea variegata’
|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||Verbenaceae||Verbena (vervain) family, about 3,000 species|
|Genus||Duranta||For Castor Durante, Italian physician and herbalist, who in the 1500s published colorful but unscientific books on botany|
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Duranta erecta ‘Aurea variegata’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)