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Thelesperma megapotamicum

Navajo tea, rayless greenthread

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
GenusThelesperma
Speciesmegapotamicum

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Thelesperma megapotamicum (Navajo tea, rayless greenthread)

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument Badlands, El Malpais, New Mex­ico
≈ 8 × 7" (21 × 18 cm)

 

Thelesperma megapotamicum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Oct 2021.

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Thelesperma megapotamicum (Navajo tea, rayless greenthread)

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument Badlands, El Malpais, New Mex­ico
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 21 cm)

Thelesperma megapotamicum (Navajo tea, rayless greenthread)

8/26/2014 · La Ventana Natural Arch, El Malpais, New Mex­ico
≈ 7 × 5" (17 × 13 cm)