Trixis californica [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Trixis californica USDA PLANTS Symbol TRCA8
Common Name American Threefold ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 38580
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry, gravelly soils, rocky areas below 5000 ft.
Plant: Perennial shrub up to 3 feet tall and wide.
Leaves: Elliptic, lanceolate, linear, or linear-lanceolate leaves up to 2 inches long, growing almost parallel to the stems; margins somewhat dentate or entire; bottom surface densely gland-dotted, upper may be smooth, somewhat hairy and gland-dotted.
Inflorescence: Rayless flower heads are 3/4-inch across; each floret has two asymmetrical lips with one larger than the other, each with small teeth at ends; brush-like seed heads.
Bloom Period: May to October (following rains).
References: Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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