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Baccharis texana (Prairie false willow)
Sweeney, Collene

Baccharis texana

Baccharis texana (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray

Prairie False Willow, Prairie Baccharis

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Linosyris texana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 2 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
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Drought Tolerance: Medium , High


Attracts: Birds , Butterflies


Propagation Material: Seeds , Softwood Cuttings

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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