|Scientific Name||Froelichia gracilis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||FRGR3|
|Common Name||Slender Snake-cotton||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||20800|
|Description||Habitat: Gravely or sandy soils in open plains, rocky hillsides, along roadsides and railroads, and in waste ground.
Plant: Erect to reclining annual 8 to 24 inches tall; thin slender stems covered with fine, woolly hairs.
Leaves: Linear-lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptic leaves clustered near base or bottom 1/3 of stem, 1 to 3 inches long, covered with fine woolly hairs.
Inflorescence: Spikes with spiral clusters of small, white woolly flowers along the stem; cone-shaped perianth with pointed tip, no petals.
Bloom Period: April to October.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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