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Senecio eremophilus A.Gray

Desert ragwort

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
GenusSenecioFrom senex, “old man,” referring to the gray hairs on the seeds

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Senecio eremophilus description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Senecio eremophilus (desert ragwort)

5/27/2009 · Canyon De Chelly, Chinle, Ari­zona
≈ 16 × 18" (40 × 45 cm) ID is uncertain