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Brickellia eupatorioides var. gracillima (False boneset)
Carr, Bill

Brickellia eupatorioides var. gracillima

Brickellia eupatorioides (L.) Shinners var. gracillima (A. Gray) B.L. Turner

False Boneset

Asteraceae (Aster family)

Synonym(s): Brickellia leptophylla, Kuhnia eupatorioides var. gracillima, Kuhnia leptophylla


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Margin: Entire
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 , Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Ray flowers absent; Disc flowers white or yellow or reddish.


Native Distribution: Endemic to the southern part of the Edwards Plateau of Texas.
Native Habitat: Limestone slopes and in streambeds.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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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 Brickellia eupatorioides var. gracillima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Brickellia eupatorioides var. gracillima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Brickellia eupatorioides var. gracillima


Record Modified: 2022-12-02
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