Texas
Wildbuds

Hymenopappus scabiosaeus var. corymbosus

(Carolina Woollywhite)

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Hymenopappus scabiosaeus corymbosus, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 1832

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Hymenopappus scabiosaeus corymbosus, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 1830

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Hymenopappus scabiosaeus corymbosus, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 1829

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Hymenopappus scabiosaeus corymbosus, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 1828

Scientific Name Hymenopappus scabiosaeus var. corymbosus USDA PLANTS Symbol HYSCC
Common Name Carolina Woollywhite ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 528532
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Open areas, prairies, calcareous or clay soils.
Plant: Erect, single-stemmed, branched biennial 1 to 3 feet tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves 2 to 6 inches long in rosette, initially smooth to lobed, later becoming pinnately-lobed; stem leaves up to 5 inches long and once or twice pinnately-lobed; hairy underneath.
Inflorescense: Many small white to creamy-white flowers in a flat- to rounded- terminal panicle-like cyme; bell-shaped involucre; 6 to 14 petal-like bracts, yellowish white to greenish white; ray flowers absent; 20 to 60 disk florets with protruding yellowish styles.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Texas Status:
Native

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