Marcus, Joseph A.
Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus (D. Don) DC.
Smallflower desert-chicory, Texas dandelion, False dandelion
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Image Gallery: 33 photo(s) available
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Root Type: Tap Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Complexity: Simple Inflorescence:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
AZ , AR , FL , LA , MS , NM , OK , TX Native Habitat:
Open grasslands under oak and or juniper canopy, uplands. In all of Texas in prairies, abandoned areas, lawns, and along roadsides. In dry clay or sandy loam soils. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Moist , Dry Conditions Comments:
Not generally cultivated as it is considered a weedy species. Heads are solitary
and open in the morning, closing at about noon. Plant contains milk sap.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes