Nicolletia edwardsii [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Nicolletia edwardsii USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Hole-in-the-sand Plant ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy, calcareous or rocky areas in desert plains and flats.
Plant: Short, erect to spreading, annual; stems 1-1/2 to 10 inches tall.
Leaves: Mostly alternate, deeply pinnately-divided into linear lobes 3/4 to 2-3/8 inches long; small yellow-orange glands near lobe tips.
Inflorescence: Composite flower heads are 1 to 1-1/2 inches across with 7 to 9 white to pink rays with pink veins beneath; 25 to 30 yellow disk florets in center; 8 phyllaries beneath.
Bloom Period: September to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, www.americansouthwest.net, and SEINet.
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