|Scientific Name||Lygodesmia texana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LYTE|
|Common Name||Skeleton Plant||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||503625|
|Description||Habitat: Rocky, calcareous or sandy soils in brushlands, grasslands, and roadsides; 400 to 5900 ft.
Plant: Erect, loosely clumped, slender, smooth perennial up to 2 feet tall.
Leaves: Lower leaves pinnately-lobed with linear lobes 4 to 8 inches long and less than 1/3-inch wide, smooth edges or some small lobes; mid-stem leaves smaller, upper leaves reduced to scales.
Inflorescence: Single composite heads 1-2/ to 2 inches across with 8 to 12 pale blue, lavender or rose rays with 3 to 5 teeth on each tip, no disk flowers; dark purple anther tubes; two-part style.
Blooming Period: April to December.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Flora of North America.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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