Crepe myrtle

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Crepe myrtle
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Lagerstroemia indica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Lagerstroemia

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The common crepe mirtle was introduced in South Carolina by Andre Michaux. This multistemmed shrub with crepe-like texture petals, and diverse colors is resistant to frosts. The genus is dedicated to Magnus von Lagerstroem, who supplied Linnaeus plant he collected.

Taxonomy[change | change source]

  • Lagerstroemia indiana (L.)Pers.

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