Frostweed, White crownbeard, Iceplant, Iceweed, Virginia crownbeard, Indian tobacco, Richweed, Squawweed Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol:VEVI3 USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Location: SW of low-water crossing of Salado Creek at Austin Hwy, San Antonio.
Habitat: Damp, alluvial creek bank; often flooded. Half-day sun; large colony.
Description: Erect perennial, 1 m tall. Stalk simple, 4-5 winged (absent near heads). Leaves alternate, soft pubescent, linear-lanceolate, remotely crenate; narrowed basally to a broadly winged, sub-petiolar base. Rays and disk florets whitish.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Oct 12, 1994
Specimen number: 716
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0998
Accession Date: Jan 24, 1995
Accession Number: 78Annotations: SCFXB (In flower & fruit)