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Vitex rotundifolia L. f.

Beach vitex, roundleaf chastetree

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
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyLamiaceaeMint family
GenusVitexA 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
SpeciesrotundifoliaWith rounded leaves

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Vitex rotundifolia

Vitex ovata Thunb.

Vitex trifolia L. var. simplicifolia Cham.


Vitex rotundifolia f. description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Vitex rotundifolia (beach vitex, roundleaf chastetree)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Cali­fornia
≈ 36 × 26" (90 × 65 cm)


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