Hymenopappus species

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Scientific Name Hymenopappus artemisiifolius USDA PLANTS Symbol
HYAR3
Common Name Old Plainsman ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
37764
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Open areas, prairies, sandy soils.
Plant: Erect, single-stemmed, biennial 1-1/2 to 3 feet tall; branched in upper portion.
Leaves: Stalked basal leaves 3 to 7 inches long in rosette, simple to pinnately-lobed; stem leaves much smaller; hairy underneath.
Inflorescense: Rounded terminal clusters of 20 to 60 small flowers; bell-shaped involucre; 6 to 14 white petal-like bracts; ray flowers absent; 40 to 60 white to purplish disk florets with protruding styles.
Bloom Period: March to July.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyaya Ajilvsgi, Flora of North America and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Hymenopappus scabiosaeus var. corymbosus USDA PLANTS Symbol
HYSCC
Common Name Carolina Woollywhite ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
528532
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Open areas, prairies, calcareous or clay soils.
Plant: Erect, single-stemmed, branched biennial 1 to 3 feet tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves 2 to 6 inches long in rosette, initially smooth to lobed, later becoming pinnately-lobed; stem leaves up to 5 inches long and once or twice pinnately-lobed; hairy underneath.
Inflorescense: Many small white to creamy-white flowers in a flat- to rounded- terminal panicle-like cyme; bell-shaped involucre; 6 to 14 petal-like bracts, yellowish white to greenish white; ray flowers absent; 20 to 60 disk florets with protruding yellowish styles.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Texas Status
Native

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