Texas
Wildbuds

Psilostrophe tagetina

(Woolly Paperflower)

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Psilostrophe tagetina, Tornillo Flats, Big Bend NP 4599

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Psilostrophe tagetina, Ross Maxwell Dr., Big Bend NP 2141

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Psilostrophe tagetina, Ross Maxwell Dr., Big Bend NP 2147

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Psilostrophe tagetina, Along Hwy 118 west of Green Gulch Rd.., Big Bend NP 6019

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Psilostrophe tagetina, Along Hwy 118 west of Green Gulch Rd.., Big Bend NP 6039

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Psilostrophe tagetina, Along Hwy 118 west of Green Gulch Rd.., Big Bend NP 6040

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Psilostrophe tagetina, Tornillo Flats, Big Bend NP 4596

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Psilostrophe tagetina, Along Hwy 118 east of Green Gulch Rd.., Big Bend NP 3843

Scientific Name Psilostrophe tagetina USDA PLANTS Symbol PSTA
Common Name Woolly Paperflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 38316
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Calcareous or sandy soils and saline flats, in desert scrub and grasslands.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 20 inches high; subshrub growing in clumps; gray-green hairy stems.
Leaves: Hairy basal leaves usually spatulate, ovate or oblanceolate, with entire or pinnately-lobed margins, 3/4 to 4 inches long; smaller, greener stem leaves alternate, linear to oblanceolate or spatulate 3/8 to 2-3/4 inches long and 1/4 inch wide.
Inflorescence: Dense clusters of showy, deep yellow flowers 1 to 1-1/2 inches across on peduncles 3/8 to 3/4-inch long; 2 to 6 rays, each 3-lobed and wider than long; 6 to 9 yellow disk florets.
Bloom Period: May to September (or later).
References: "Texas Wildflowers" by C. and L. Loughmiller and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Map Color Key
Texas Status:
Native

Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX

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