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Lewisia cotyledon (S. Watson) B.L. Rob.


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
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyPortulacaceaeThe purslane family, including mostly succulent plants such as portulaca
GenusLewisiaFor Captain Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806
SpeciescotyledonFrom the Greek cotule, “a cavity,” from the cup-like leaves of some species

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Lewisia cotyledon description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Lewisia cotyledon (lewisia)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 8 × 7" (19 × 16 cm)


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