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Polanisia dodecandra (L.) DC.
Clammyweed, Redwhisker clammyweed
USDA Symbol: PODO3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Sticky short hairs cover this strong-smelling, branched plant which has palmately compound leaves and racemes of white or cream flowers.
The common name, Clammyweed, refers to the sticky, moist glands on the surface of this plant.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Southeastern Oregon; east across northern states to Minnesota; south to northeastern California, southern Arizona, northern Mexico, and most of Texas. Native Habitat:
Sandy slopes and flats, common along washes, in deserts, on plains, and among pinon and juniper. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0131
Collected Sept. 9, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-26
Collected 2006-06-19 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-08-31
Research By: TWC Staff