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Purshia stansburiana (Torr.) Henrickson

Cliffrose, Stansbury cliffrose

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
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusPurshiaFor Frederick Traugott Pursh (1774-1820), a Saxon explorer, plant collector, horticulturist and author

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Cowania stansburiana Torr.

Purshia mexicana (D. Don) Henrickson var. stansburiana (Torr.) S.L. Welsh


Purshia stansburiana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Purshia stansburiana (cliffrose, Stansbury cliffrose)

5/31/2009 · Grand Canyon, North Rim, Ari­zona
≈ 6½ × 9½' (2.0 × 2.9 m)


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