Lygodesmia texana (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene
Texas Skeleton Plant, Texas Skeleton Weed, Skeleton-plant, Purple Dandelion, Flowering Straw
Asteraceae (Aster Family)USDA Symbol: LYTE
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: Old homesite, S.W. corner of IH-10W at Camp Bullis Road.
Habitat: Gravelly soil, hillside, east exposure. Full sun.
Description: Lavender-pink flower made up of 11 ray flowers and several stamens. Plant appears to have no leaves, but these may be scale-like or with basal leaves drying and falling away. Annual.
Collector: Lottie Millsaps
Collection Date: May 19, 1990
Specimen number: 54
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0060
Accession Date: Apr. 29.1991
Accession Number: 5 Annotations: SCFXB