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Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus

Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus (Harv. & A. Gray ex A. Gray) A. Gray

Rayless Goldenhead

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Size Notes: May be up to about 3 feet tall, but often 1 foot or less.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-12-11
Research By: CBR

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