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Amphiachyris amoena (Texas broomweed)
Richardson, Charmaine

Amphiachyris amoena

Amphiachyris amoena (Shinners) Solbrig

Texas Broomweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Xanthocephalum amoenum, Xanthocephalum amoenum var. intermedium

USDA Symbol: AMAM3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall, often much shorter.
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: Sep , Oct



Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0558 Collected Oct 26, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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