Vitex rotundifolia L. f.
Vitex ovata Thunb.
Vitex trifolia L. var. simplicifolia Cham.
Beach vitex, roundleaf chastetree
|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|
|Genus||Vitex||A Latin name used by Pliny for the chaste-tree, Vitex agnus-castus, or a similar shrub, probably from the Latin vieo, “to plait, tie up or twine,” according to Umberto Quattrocchi|
|Species||rotundifolia||With rounded leaves|
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Vitex rotundifolia f. description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California
≈ 36 × 26" (90 × 65 cm)
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