Gymnosperma glutinosum (Spreng.) Less.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Selloa glutinosa, Xanthocephalum glutinosum
USDA Symbol: GYGL
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.
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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
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Gymnosperma glutinosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gymnosperma glutinosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gymnosperma glutinosum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-06-14
Research By: TWC Staff