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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Carphochaete bigelovii A. Gray
Bigelow's Bristlehead, Bigelow Bush
USDA Symbol: CABI6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
, Opposite Leaf Shape: Elliptic
, Linear , Oblanceolate Fruit Type: Achene Size Notes:
Height, (8–)20–45(–120+)[–300] cm. (Webref 3). Leaf:
Leaf arrangement; typically opposite,
occassionally alternate. Fruit:
Cypsela, yellow-green to golden brown. (Webref 3). Size Class:
1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft. , 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers 15–20 mm, throats usually purplish, lobes creamy white. (Webref 3).
AZ , NM , TX Native Distribution:
Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and in the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila and Sonora. (Webref 3). Native Habitat:
Sandy soils, rock outcrops in grasslands, chaparral, pine-oak woodlands. (Webref 3). USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Webref 3 - Flora of North America
(2008) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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Record Modified: 2012-09-17
Research By: WMWW