Psilostrophe tagetina

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Scientific Name Psilostrophe tagetina USDA PLANTS Symbol
PSTA
Common Name Woolly Paperflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38316
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Calcareous or sandy soils and saline flats, in desert scrub and grasslands.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 20 inches high; subshrub growing in clumps; gray-green hairy stems.
Leaves: Hairy basal leaves usually spatulate, ovate or oblanceolate, with entire or pinnately-lobed margins, 3/4 to 4 inches long; smaller, greener stem leaves alternate, linear to oblanceolate or spatulate 3/8 to 2-3/4 inches long and 1/4 inch wide.
Inflorescence: Dense clusters of showy, deep yellow flowers 1 to 1-1/2 inches across on peduncles 3/8 to 3/4-inch long; 2 to 6 rays, each 3-lobed and wider than long; 6 to 9 yellow disk florets.
Bloom Period: May to September (or later).
References: "Texas Wildflowers" by C. and L. Loughmiller and SEINet.
Texas Status
Native

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