Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida

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Scientific Name Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (Zexmenia hispida, Wedelia hispida) USDA PLANTS Symbol
WEACH
Common Name Hairy Wedelia, Zexmenia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
780980
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Various soils in openings and brushy sites, desert scrublands.
Plant: Erect, bushy perennial with rough, stiff hairs covering stems and leaves; much-branched stems 1-1/2 to 3 feet high.
Leaves: Mostly opposite, ovate to lanceolate stem leaves 2 to 3 inches long pointed at both ends with a few teeth on the edges.
Inflorescence: Solitary, composite flower heads 1-1/8 inch across on long, leafless stalks; 7 to 15 broad, yellow-orange rays, 15 to 80+ disk florets.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and SEINet.
Texas Status
Native

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