Vernonia lettermannii Engelm. ex A. Gray
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Vernonia||Named for the English botanist William Vernon, d. 1711|
|Species||lettermannii||After George Washington Letterman (1841-1913)|
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Vernonia lettermannii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.
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5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)
9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)
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