|Scientific Name||Hymenopappus artemisiifolius||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HYAR3|
|Common Name||Old Plainsman||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||37764|
|Description||Habitat: Open areas, prairies, sandy soils.
Plant: Erect, single-stemmed, biennial 1-1/2 to 3 feet tall; branched in upper portion.
Leaves: Stalked basal leaves 3 to 7 inches long in rosette, simple to pinnately-lobed; stem leaves much smaller; hairy underneath.
Inflorescense: Rounded terminal clusters of 20 to 60 small flowers; bell-shaped involucre; 6 to 14 white petal-like bracts; ray flowers absent; 40 to 60 white to purplish disk florets with protruding styles.
Bloom Period: March to July.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyaya Ajilvsgi, Flora of North America 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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