Pyrrhopappus species

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Scientific Name Pyrrhopappus carolinianus USDA PLANTS Symbol
PYCA2
Common Name Carolina Desert Chicory ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38324
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Erect annual 6 to 20 inches tall, often with several stems which exude a milky substance when broken; large, deeply lobed basal leaves, 2 to 6 inches long, few upper, much smaller leaves with little indentation; flower heads 1 to 1-1/2 inches across, 1 flower head to a stem; both ray and disc flowers are yellow. Descr. excerpt from www.wildlower.org. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus (Pyrrhopappus multicaulis) USDA PLANTS Symbol
PYPA4
Common Name Texas Dandelion ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
507140
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Erect annual 6 to 18 inches tall; mostly oblanceolate basal leaves, 3 to 8 inches long, edges smooth, toothed or lobed; few upper, much smaller leaves with indentations; flower heads 3/4 to 1-3/4 inches across with yellow ray flowers (petals) notched at the tips; dark anther tubes protruding from the center disk florets. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist. Texas Status
Native

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