|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||Ericales||Tea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others|
|Family||Monotropaceae||Monotropa family, which lack chlorophyll and get nutrition from parasitizing fungi|
|Genus||Monotropa||From Greek monos, “one,” and tropos, “direction,” since flowers always turn to the same side or, according to another source, referring to the sharp curve in the stem|
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Monotropa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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(Monotropa) · 9/17/2012 · Blood Dragon Ravine, Jeff Smith Trail, Pepperell, Massachusetts
≈ 6 × 7" (14 × 18 cm) Species not yet identified