Cosmos parviflorus (Jacq.) Pers.
Southwest cosmos, Southwestern cosmos
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Coreopsis parviflora
USDA Symbol: COPA12
Southwest cosmos grows 2-3 feet tall and is branched several times in the upper half, with a single flower head, about 1 1/4 inches across, at the end of each slender, bare stem. It has 8 pale-orchid ray flowers, with a yellow center. It is an attractive flower, suitable for cultivation, and seeds are commercially available. Leaves are threadlike, divided 2 or 3 times. It is not abundant, as it is grazed by livestock.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-PM-10 Collected 2010-09-26 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cosmos parviflorus in USDA Plants
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff