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Hymenopappus filifolius Hook.

Fineleaf hymenopappus

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
GenusHymenopappusFrom the Greek hymen, “membrane,” and pappos, “pappus,” because of the hyaline (colorless or translucent) paleae, which are the chafflike scales on many species of Asteraceae
SpeciesfilifoliusRefers to the thread-like foliage

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Hymenopappus filifolius (fineleaf hymenopappus)

5/22/2009 · Oak Creek Vista, Ari­zona
≈ 3 × 4" (8.3 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Hymenopappus filifolius (fineleaf hymenopappus)

6/3/2009 · Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, Utah
≈ 3 × 2" (7.8 × 5.5 cm) ID is uncertain


Hymenopappus filifolius description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Oct 2021.

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Hymenopappus filifolius (fineleaf hymenopappus)

5/31/2009 · Grand Canyon, North Rim, Ari­zona
≈ 2 × 2½" (5.9 × 6.2 cm) ID is uncertain


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