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Marcus, Joseph A.
Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus (D. Don) DC.
Smallflower desert-chicory, Texas dandelion, False dandelion
USDA Symbol: pypa4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Root Type: Tap Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Complexity: Simple Inflorescence:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
AR , AZ , FL , LA , MS , NM , OK , TX Native Habitat:
Open grasslands under oak and or juniper canopy, uplands. In all of Texas in prairies, abandoned areas, lawns, and along roadsides. In dry clay or sandy loam soils. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry , Moist Conditions Comments:
Not generally cultivated as it is considered a weedy species. Heads are solitary
and open in the morning, closing at about noon. Plant contains milk sap.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0808
Collected Jun 4, 1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth WhiteNPSOT 0810
Collected Mar 11, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0156
Collected May 17, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie MillsapsNPSOT 0711
Collected Apr 1, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
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Record Modified: 2009-06-24
Research By: NPC