|Scientific Name||Thelesperma simplicifolium||USDA PLANTS Symbol||THSI|
|Common Name||Edwards Plateau Greenthread, Navajo Tea||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||38527|
Habitat: Open, dry areas, calcareous soils.
Plant: Upright, weak, slender perennial 1 to 2-1/2 ft tall or more; one to several smooth stems.
Leaves: Few, sparse very thin linear stem leaves 1 to 3 inches long, three-parted or single; basal leaves may be pinnately-divided.
Inflorescence: Solitary to many composite flowerheads 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches across on peduncles 1 to 6 inches long; 8 yellow ray flowers, three-lobed, and many yellow disk flowers; involucre is hemispherically-shaped; 8 to 10 green outer, almost linear phyllaries, 8 brownish-green pointed inner phyllaries.
Bloom Period: May to November.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, SEINet, 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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