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Cosmos sulphureus Cav.

Yellow cosmos

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
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusCosmosFrom the Greek kosmos, “ornament, decoration”

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Cosmos sulphureus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cosmos sulphureus (yellow cosmos)

6/26/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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