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Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’

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
GenusCheloneGreek for “tortoise” referring to shape of flower to tortoise head
SpecieslyoniiFor American botanist John Lyon (1765-1814), an early explorer of the southern Appalachians.
Cultivar‘Hot Lips’

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Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Chelone lyonii

9/4/2020 · Holbrook, Mass­a­chu­setts · By Heather A. Kent