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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Pluchea sericea (Nutt.) Coville
Arrow Weed, Arrowweed
Synonym(s): Berthelotia sericea, Polypappus sericeus, Tessaria sericea
USDA Symbol: PLSE
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Tall, willowlike shrub, with slender erect branches.
Indians used this plant to make shafts for arrows because of its long, straight stems. Arrow Weed forms dense stands along some rivers, including the Colorado River in Arizona. Most of its close relatives are strong-smelling herbs.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Bloom sometimes extended to year-round.
, UT Native Distribution:
S. Nevada, southern third of California, extreme southwest corner and Colorado Plateau portion of Utah, south through W. Texas. Native Habitat:
Along watercourses, ditches, and in some low, flat areas, including those that are quite saline.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACW || FAC || FACW |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff