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Gymnosperma glutinosum (Spreng.) Less.
Synonym(s): Selloa glutinosa, Xanthocephalum glutinosum
USDA Symbol: GYGL
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This plant grows 1 1/2–2 1/2 feet tall and branches from the base. The lower part of the stem is woody. Leaves are narrow and sticky, 1 1/2–2 1/2 inches long, mixed with clumps of smaller leaves that are both alternate and opposite on the same stem. Flower stems are branched at the end of the main stems, with the yellow flower heads in clusters. Individual heads have 1 or 2 yellow ray flowers about 1/16 inch long, 1–3 disc flowers, and 5–8 bracts.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0626
Collected Nov 5, 1993 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MM-713
Collected 2009-12-16 in Comal County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2010-06-14
Research By: TWC Staff