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Thelesperma flavodiscum (East texas greenthread)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Thelesperma flavodiscum

Thelesperma flavodiscum (Shinners) B.L. Turner

East Texas greenthread, Greenthread

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

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USDA Symbol: THFL

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The green thread is 2836 inches tall, with 13 stems growing from the base, usually branching in the upper portion. The leaves are opposite, mostly near the base of the stem, once or twice divided into thread like segments, about 3 inches long. There are many yellow flower heads with 8 ray flowers about 5/8 inch long, each with 4 teeth at the tip. The disc flowers are also yellow (248).

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun

Distribution

USA: TX

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Thelesperma flavodiscum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Thelesperma flavodiscum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Thelesperma flavodiscum

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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