>

Amphiachyris amoena [Asteraceae]

Click on the images below to see larger versions.

Scientific Name Amphiachyris amoena (Gutierrezia amoena, Xanthocephalum amoenum) USDA PLANTS Symbol AMAM3
Common Name Texas Broomweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36524
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
Reference
Click Here
Description Habitat: Caliche soils, dry areas.
Plant: Erect, open annual, 6 to 36 inches tall; single stem with upper third highly-branched.
Leaves: Sparse, narrow stem leaves, 1/4 to 1-1/4 inches long, alternate, sessile, linear (rarely lanceolate) blades with gland-dotted faces and smooth edges.
Inflorescence: Open panicles of many small composite flower heads less than 3/8-inch across on short stalks; each with 7 to 12 yellow rays and 10 to 21 yellow disk florets in the center; involucre cone-shaped with uneven, green-edged, whitish phyllaries with shiny faces.
Bloom Period: July to November.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, Guitierrez amoena in Shinners & Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas, and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

© Tom Lebsack 2022