|Scientific Name||Brickellia cylindracea||USDA PLANTS Symbol||BRCY|
|Common Name||Gravel-bar Brickellbush||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||36872|
Habitat Dry, rocky, limestone soils in a variety of habitats in Central Texas.
Plant: Perennial or subshrub with multiple unbranched stems up to 3 feet long; hairy, glandular stems.
Leaves: Usually alternate, sometimes opposite, sessile or short petiolate, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 1/2 to 1 inch long with blunt-toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Somewhat inconspicuous composite flower heads in racemes or panicles along branches, each blossom about 1/2-inch long with a reddish-tinged, tight, cylindrical involucre; reddish, hairy peduncles up to 5/8-inch long; no rays; 10-21 yellow disk florets with protruding stamens.
Blooming Period: August to November.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and SEINet.
Note: Highly variable species often hard to distinguish from B. conduplicata which is found in the Big Bend area of Texas.
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