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Brickellia atractyloides

Brickellia atractyloides A. Gray

Spearleaf Brickellbush, Spear-leaved Brickellia

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 20 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: White , Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: No ray florets present, only disc florets.


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-12-03
Research By: JAM

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