Trixis californica

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Scientific Name Trixis californica USDA PLANTS Symbol
TRCA8
Common Name American Threefold ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38580
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Dry, gravelly soils, rocky areas.
Plant: Perennial shrub up to 3 feet tall and wide.
Leaves: Lanceolate leaves up to 2 inches long, somewhat toothed on edges.
Inflorescence: Rayless flower heads are 3/4-inch across; each floret has two asymmetrical lips with one larger than the other, each with small teeth at ends; brush-like seed heads.
References: Excerpts from Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness.
Texas Status
Native

The first photo was taken along River Road near Sierra de Chino, Big Bend National Park. The next two were taken along Black Gap Road in Big Bend.


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