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Xylorhiza wrightii (A. Gray) Greene
Big Bend woodyaster, Terlingua aster, Gyp daisy, Gypsum daisy, Big Bend aster
Synonym(s): Aster wrightii, Machaeranthera wrightii, Townsendia wrightii
USDA Symbol: XYWR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The gyp daisy’s stems, woody near the base, are covered with sticky hairs. Leaves are widest near the tip and sometimes have spiny teeth. The flower heads, usually slightly cupped, are on long stems and have 20–30 lavender ray flowers about 3/4 inch long. Disc flowers are yellow (248).
The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1952), Cuba and his native Connecticut.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
White , Blue , Purple Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr , May Bloom Notes: Ray florets
Record Last Modified: 2012-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff