|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||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Gutierrezia||Named for Pedro Gutierrez (Rodriguez), a 19th century Spanish nobleman and botanist at the Madrid Botanical Garden called the Real Jardin Botanico founded by King Carlos III|
|Species||microcephala||Forming small heads|
Brachyris microcephala DC.
Gutierrezia glomerella Greene
Gutierrezia lucida (Greene) Greene
Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britton & Rusby var. microcephala (DC.) L.D. Benson
Xanthocephalum lucidum Greene
Xanthocephalum microcephalum (DC.) Shinners
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