Pectis angustifolia [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Pectis angustifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol PEAN
Common Name Lemonscent ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 38176
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry, gravelly or sandy locations in open areas of brushlands, rocky ledges, slopes and canyons, isolated or frequently in very large colonies.
Plant: Sprawling or upright, low-growing annual 4 to 8 inches tall; much-branched stems.
Leaves: Very narrow linear leaves, 1-5/8 inches long or less, opposite, sessile, with oil glands producing lemon scent.
Inflorescence: Clusters of a few to several small yellow composite flowers, each about 1/2 inch across with 8 to 10 rays and 10 to 20 disk florets; phyllaries with oil glands at tip.
Bloom Period: February to November.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and SEINet.
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