Marshallia caespitosa [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Marshallia caespitosa USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Barbara's Buttons, Puff Balls ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Prairies, rocky hillsides, woodland edges; various soils.
Plant: Erect perennial 6 to 18 inches tall; one to several unbranched stems in a clump.
Leaves: Leaves near base 1 to 4 inches long, narrowly oblanceolate; further up the stem, leaves become linear and smaller, 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Rounded composite flower heads 1 to 1-5/8 inches across with no ray flowers; white to cream-colored disk flowers united into spreading tubular shapes.
Bloom Period: April and May.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyaya Ajilvsgi.
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