Brickellia cylindracea

(Gravelbar Brickellbush)


Brickellia cylindracea, Austin, Travis Co. 1542


Brickellia cylindracea, Austin, Travis Co. 1543


Brickellia cylindracea, Austin, Travis Co. 1556


Brickellia cylindracea, Austin, Travis Co. 1544

Scientific Name Brickellia cylindracea USDA PLANTS Symbol BRCY
Common Name Gravel-bar Brickellbush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36872
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat Dry, rocky, limestone soils in a variety of habitats in Central Texas.
Plant: Perennial or subshrub with multiple unbranched stems up to 3 feet long; hairy, glandular stems.
Leaves: Usually alternate, sometimes opposite, sessile or short petiolate, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 1/2 to 1 inch long with blunt-toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Somewhat inconspicuous composite flower heads in racemes or panicles along branches, each blossom about 1/2-inch long with a reddish-tinged, tight, cylindrical involucre; reddish, hairy peduncles up to 5/8-inch long; no rays; 10-21 yellow disk florets with protruding stamens.
Blooming Period: August to November.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and SEINet.
Note: Highly variable species often hard to distinguish from B. conduplicata which is found in the Big Bend area of Texas.
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