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Lygodesmia texana

Lygodesmia texana (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene

Texas Skeleton Plant, Texas Skeleton Weed, Skeleton-plant, Purple Dandelion, Flowering Straw

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Lygodesmia texana

Skeleton Plant


Location: Old homesite, S.W. corner of IH-10W at Camp Bullis Road.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Gravelly soil, hillside, east exposure. Full sun.

Description: Lavender-pink flower made up of 11 ray flowers and several stamens. Plant appears to have no leaves, but these may be scale-like or with basal leaves drying and falling away. Annual.

County: Bexar
Collector: Lottie Millsaps
Collection Date: May 19, 1990
Specimen number: 54

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0060
Accession Date: Apr. 29.1991
Accession Number: 5

Annotations: SCFXB

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