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Emilia fosbergii

Emilia fosbergii Nicolson

 

Tasselflower

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
GenusEmilia
SpeciesfosbergiiAfter Francis Raymond Fosberg (1908-1993), one of the great plant conservationsists who was also interested in ecology, geography, geology and was a botanist for the U.S. Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Institution who specialized in the floras of California, South America and Polynesia and authored Flora of Micronesia

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Emilia fosbergii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Emilia fosbergii (Tasselflower)

4/10/2015 · Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
≈ 3 × 3" (8 × 8 cm)

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