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Purshia tridentata

Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC.

Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC. var. tridentata

Antelope Bitterbrush

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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Purshia tridentata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Nov 2013.

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Purshia tridentata (Antelope Bitterbrush)

6/1/2009 · Bryce Canyon, UT
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)


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