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Amphiachyris dracunculoides (Prairie broomweed)
Anderson, Wynn

Amphiachyris dracunculoides

Amphiachyris dracunculoides (DC.) Nutt.

Prairie Broomweed, Broomweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Brachyris dracunculoides, Gutierrezia dracunculoides, Xanthocephalum dracunculoides


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

95 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Size Notes: Up to about 6 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: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NE , NM , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA

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
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0633 Collected Nov 4, 1993 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

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

Research Literature

Reslit 3174 - THE BUDS AND THE BEES Flowers That Leave a Bad Taste in Your Mouth (2015) Bender, Becky

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


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

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