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Machaeranthera bigelovii

Machaeranthera bigelovii (A. Gray) Greene

 

Tansyleaf Spine Aster

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
GenusMachaerantheraGreek for sword-like anthers
SpeciesbigeloviiAfter botanist and physician Jacob Bigelow (1787-1879), author of the first textbook on botany.

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Machaeranthera bigelovii (Tansyleaf Spine Aster)

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument Badlands, El Malpais, NM
≈ 9 × 7" (21 × 18 cm)

Machaeranthera bigelovii (Tansyleaf Spine Aster)

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument Badlands, El Malpais, NM
≈ 7 × 7" (17 × 18 cm)

Machaeranthera bigelovii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 30 Oct 2018.

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Machaeranthera bigelovii (Tansyleaf Spine Aster)

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument Badlands, El Malpais, NM
≈ 11 × 7" (28 × 18 cm)

Machaeranthera bigelovii (Tansyleaf Spine Aster)

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument Badlands, El Malpais, NM
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)

Machaeranthera bigelovii (Tansyleaf Spine Aster)

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument Badlands, El Malpais, NM
≈ 14 × 10" (35 × 25 cm)

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