Isocoma pluriflora [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Isocoma pluriflora (Isocoma wrightii) USDA PLANTS Symbol ISPL
Common Name Southern Goldenbush, Southern Jimmyweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 37804
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Various areas and soils: saline, sandy, gypsum, alkaline or clay soils on mesas, plains, floodplains, flats, seepy areas, ditches, drainages and roadsides.
Plant: Erect, weak shrub or large perennial with several vertical stem, mostly smooth; older plants usually woody; 1 to 3-1/2 ft. tall.
Leaves: Alternate, narrow linear to linear-oblanceolate blades, 3/8 to 2 inches long about 1/8-inch wide, the edges entire to short-dentate and covered with short hairs; surfaces covered with resinous dots.
Inflorescence: Numerous yellow rayless flowers in dense terminal cymes; 7 to 15 disk florets head; cylindrical/turbinate involucres with overlapping phyllaries, straw colored with yellowish or greenish tips.
Bloom Period: June to October.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Southwest Desert Flora and SEINet.
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