Atrichoseris platyphylla (A. Gray) A. Gray
Parachute Plant, Tobacco Weed
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Malacothrix platyphylla
USDA Symbol: ATPL
A smooth, gray-green plant with a flat rosette of basal leaves and tall spindly stems, openly branched in upper half, with white or pale pink flower heads at branch ends.
The scientific name means the "flat-leaved" (platyphylla) "chicory plant without hairs" (Atrichoseris), referring to the absence of hairs on the fruit.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Distribution: Southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona southwest to southeastern California.
Native Habitat: Sandy, desert washes.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Atrichoseris platyphylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Atrichoseris platyphylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Atrichoseris platyphylla
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-12-17
Research By: TWC Staff