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Thalia geniculata L.

Thalia trichocalyx Gagnep.

Fire flag

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
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassZingiberidaeGingers and related plants
OrderZingiberalesGinger, cardamom, turmeric, galangal, myoga, bananas, arrowroot, and others
FamilyMarantaceaeThe arrowroot or “prayer plant” family, about 530 species of tropical flowering plants
GenusThaliaFor Johannes Thal (1542–83), a German doctor who wrote a flora of the Harz Mountains
SpeciesgeniculataJointed, bent like a knee at a node

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Thalia geniculata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Thalia geniculata (fire flag)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

Thalia geniculata (fire flag)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

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