Baccharis species [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Baccharis neglecta USDA PLANTS Symbol
BANE2
Common Name Poverty Weed, Rooseveltweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
35692
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Calcareous soils (mainly); roadsides, disturbed areas, waste areas.
Plant: Weak, open perennial bush 3 to 9 feet tall.
Leaves: Narrowly elliptic to linear, sessile leaves 1 to 2-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Panicles of large numbers of white flowers; pistillate (female) flowers produce long, white pappus hairs. Showy plant in bloom.
Bloom Period: September and October.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Baccharis salicifolia (Baccharis glutinosa) USDA PLANTS Symbol
BASA4
Common Name Mule-fat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
183763
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Stream banks, dry washes, sandy flood plains, disturbed sites.
Plant: Dioecious shrub, 3-1/2 to 12 feet tall; single stems unbranched or branched near tops; green new stems turning grayish or brownish; often thicket-forming.
Leaves: alternate, linear or elliptic, mostly sessile, margins entire or serrate, 1-1/4 to 4 inches long; shiny, green, covered with resinous, sticky substance.
Inflorescence: Panicles of large numbers of white flowers on multiple branches; pistillate (female) heads with 50+ flowers producing white pappus hairs; staminate (male) heads with 10 to 20 flowers.
Bloom Period: March to October.
References: B. glutinosa in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, SEINet, and Southwest Desert Flora.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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