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Baccharis bigelovii (Bigelow's false willow)
Leander, Bruce

Baccharis bigelovii

Baccharis bigelovii A. Gray

Bigelow's False Willow

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1231 Collected 2008-10-21 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-30
Research By: DEW

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