Psathyrotopsis scaposa

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Scientific Name Psathyrotopis scaposa USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Naked Turtleback, Naked Brittlestem ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Short annual, 8-10 inches tall; ovate or triangular-shaped basal leaves with scalloped edges and wrinkled, somewhat hairy surface; several rayless flowerheads on each stem, each with numerous very small 5-petal white florets that resemble Hymenopappus scabiosaeus (Old Plainsman). Desc. excerpt from “Little Big Bend” by Roy Morey. Texas Status

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