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Baccharis havardii

Baccharis havardii A. Gray

Havard's False Willow

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: BAHA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Shape: Linear , Spatulate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Attenuate
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Phyllaries greenish-brown.



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 havardii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Baccharis havardii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Baccharis havardii


Record Modified: 2023-03-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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