|Scientific Name||Conoclinium dissectum (Conoclinium greggii, Eupatorium greggii)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||COGR10|
|Common Name||Palmleaf Thoroughwort, Mistflower||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||780261|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy, dry soils; woodland openings and edges; 1300 to 5000 ft.
Plant: Erect to sprawling perennial with weak stems up to 3 feet long.
Leaves: Green leaves with tapering bases and minutely hairy and gland-dotted; opposite, petiolate, nearly sessile, ovate, to somewhat triangular overall, and deeply palmately dissected into 3 lobes which are further pinnately dissected, with either pointed or rounded tips.
Inflorescence: Flower heads clustered at the stem tips and have light blue to purple disk flowers with similarly colored, long, threadlike stigmas; no ray flowers.
Bloom Period: April to November.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, www.fireflyforest.com and SEINet.
Note: Some of the photos here were taken at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, but the plant is not native in Central Texas, being found mainly in the far west portions of the state, including Big Bend, and in southern Arizona.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
© Tom Lebsack 2023