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Thelesperma filifolium (Stiff greenthread)
Seibold, Gordon

Thelesperma filifolium

Thelesperma filifolium (Hook.) A. Gray

Stiff greenthread, Greenthread

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: thfi

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AR , CO , KS , LA , MO , MS , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY
Native Habitat: Prefers disturbed sites in dry, sandy or gravelly soil.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: The common name greenthread, refers to the thread-like appearance of the foliage. Many butterflies feed on this nectar plant that blooms profusely from April to June.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0354 Collected May 19, 1993 in Bexar County by Louise Morrell
NPSOT 0236 Collected June 9, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 1050 Collected Apr 3, 1994 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps

3 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-37 Collected 2006-05-06 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Bibliography

Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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