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Emilia fosbergii Nicolson


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
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 25 May 2020.

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Emilia fosbergii (tasselflower)

4/10/2015 · Big Cypress National Preserve Visitor Center, Florida
≈ 2½ × 3" (6.2 × 7.9 cm)


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