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Flaigg, Norman G.
Psilostrophe tagetina (Nutt.) Greene
Paperflower, Woolly paper-flower, Woolly paperflower
USDA Symbol: psta
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Woolly paper-flower is a low, shaggy-haired perennial with several much-branched stems forming a clump 1-1 1/2 ft. high. Clusters of yellow, daisy-like flowers cover the plant. The flowers remain for several months, eventually turning brownish or whitish and papery.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Flower 1 inch
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AZ , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX , UT Native Distribution:
W. TX to s.e. UT, s. to n. Mex. Native Habitat:
Open plains; mesas; 4000 to 7000 ft USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil Description:
Rocky or sandy soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam Medium Loam, Clay, Clay Loam Conditions Comments:
This short-lived perennial
requires very little water to maintain blooming. It makes an excellent border or specimen plant.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Showy, Long-blooming
Use Wildlife: Nectar-Bees, Nectar-Butterflies, Nectar-insects
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Propagate by seed. Seedlings bloom the second year.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff