|Scientific Name||Psilostrophe villosa (Psilostrophe tagetina var. cerifera)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PSTAC|
|Common Name||Plains Paperflower, Woolly Paperflower||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||38317|
|Description||Habitat: Dry limestone, gypseous or sandy soils or caliche; open areas in grasslands, disturbed areas and roadsides.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 24 inches high; several to many clustered, branched stems; foliage covered with white-woolly hairs.
Leaves: Basal leaves spatulate to oblanceolate, with entire margins or with 3 to 5 lobes, 2 to 4 inches long and up to 3/4-inch wide and short-petioled; stem leaves alternate, sessile and smaller.
Inflorescence: Small dense clusters of showy, yellow flowers, each about 0.5 inch across on peduncles less than 0.2 inch long; 3 (or 4) bright yellow rays, 0.1 to 0.2 inch long, each deeply 3-lobed; usually 6 to 8 yellow disk florets; very hairy involucres.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses.
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