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Tidestromia lanuginosa
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Gomphrenoideae
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. [1] The stems are reddish and contrast conspicuously with the silvery leaves. This genus is named for the botanist Ivar Tidestrom. [2] [3]

Species include: [4]


  1. "Tidestromia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA . Retrieved 10 December 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Flora of North America
  3. Jepson Manual: Tidestromia
  4. Tidestomia. USDA PLANTS Profile.

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