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Santolina rosmarinifolia L.

Green lavender cotton

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
GenusSantolinaThe genus called lavender cotton, from the Latin sanctum linum, “holy flax”

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Santolina rosmarinifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Santolina rosmarinifolia (green lavender cotton)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Mary­land
≈ 14 × 12" (35 × 30 cm)