Chaptalia texana [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Chaptalia texana (Chaptalia nutans var. texana) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Silver Puff ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) Flora of North America Ref.
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Description Habitat: Shady slopes in thin, rocky (limestone) soils, usually in woods with abundant oaks.
Plant: Nodding perennial 3 to 12 inches tall; leafless, hairy peduncle (stem).
Leaves: Basal rosette of broad, obovate to ovate or elliptic or sublyrate leaves, 2 to 6 inches long, shallow-lobed, with fairly smooth upper surface and dense hairs beneath.
Inflorescence: Small composite blossoms, 1/2 to 1 inch long and 1/2-inch across when open, magenta tips on sepals; when open, white ray petals and creamy disk visible.
Bloom Period: March to May and September to November.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Flora of North America, and "Chaptalia texana-Three Types" by Bob Harms.
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