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Monoptilon bellioides

Monoptilon bellioides (A. Gray) H.M. Hall

 

Mojave Desertstar, Mojave Desert Star, Desert Star

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
GenusMonoptilonFrom the Greek monos, “one,” and ptilon, “feather,” referring to the pappus of the original species which is a single bristle-like structure
SpeciesbellioidesResembling genus Bellis

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Monoptilon bellioides description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Monoptilon bellioides (Mojave Desertstar, Mojave Desert Star, Desert Star)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 4 × 4" (10 × 11 cm)

Monoptilon bellioides (Mojave Desertstar, Mojave Desert Star, Desert Star)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 5 × 4½" (12 × 11 cm)

Monoptilon bellioides (Mojave Desertstar, Mojave Desert Star, Desert Star)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 2½ × 3" (6.5 × 8.2 cm)

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