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Tidestromia lanuginosa.jpg
Tidestromia lanuginosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Tidestromia

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Tidestromia is a genus with about six or seven species of annual or subshrub perennial plants native to desert and semi-arid regions of the western United States, Mexico and tropical America in the family Amaranthaceae. A common name of some species is honeysweet. The stems are reddish and contrast conspicuously with the silvery leaves. This genus is named for the botanist Ivar Tidestrom.[1][2]

Species include:[3]



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