Bifora americana [Apiaceae]

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Scientific Name Bifora americana USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Prairie Bishop's-weed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Apiaceae (Parsley) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Pastures, hillsides, openings; sandy, clayey or limestone soils.
Plant: Upright, delicate annual 8 to 30 inches tall.
Leaves: Sparse leaves with blade finely divided into widely-spaced, threadlike segments, 3/4 to 2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Clusters of very small white flowers each blossom about 1/4-inch across, with 5 lobes notched at tips; staminate (male) and pistillate (female) flowers.
Bloom Period: March to June.
References: Vascular Plants of Williamson County and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi.
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