Thelesperma species

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Scientific Name Thelesperma filifolium USDA PLANTS Symbol
THMFI
Common Name Greenthread ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38521
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Dry areas, calcareous soils.
Plant: Upright annual (may be persistant) 6 to 24 inches tall with few to several branches.
Leaves: Divided one to three times into narrow segments up to 4 inches long, the upper ones becoming linear.
Inflorescence: Composite flowerheads 1 to 1-1/2 inches across, 8 yellow ray flowers (petals) and many brown disk flowers, 7-9 light green pointed braclets beneath.
References: Excerpts from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Thelesperma megapotamicum USDA PLANTS Symbol
THME
Common Name Hopi Tea Greenthread ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38525
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Dry areas, sandy, disturbed soils.
Plant: Erect perennial with tall (2 ft or more), slender, branching stems.
Leaves: Narrow mostly compound leaves with thread-like segments an inch or so long.
Inflorescence: Purple-tinged involucre holding rayless flower heads, with many yellow and/or orange disk florets.
References: Various.
Texas Status
Native

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