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Sanvitalia abertii

Abert’s creeping zinnia, Abert’s sanvitalia

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
GenusSanvitalia
Speciesabertii

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Sanvitalia abertii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Sanvitalia abertii (Abert’s creeping zinnia, Abert’s sanvitalia)

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument, New Mex­ico
≈ 4½ × 3½" (11 × 9.7 cm)