Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’
|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||Chelone||Greek for “tortoise” referring to shape of flower to tortoise head|
|Species||lyonii||For American botanist John Lyon (1765-1814), an early explorer of the southern Appalachians.|
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Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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1/23/2021 · Holbrook, Massachusetts · By Heather A. Kent