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Brickellia grandiflora (Tasselflower brickellbush)
Reveal, James L.

Brickellia grandiflora

Brickellia grandiflora (Hook.) Nutt.

Tasselflower Brickellbush, Large-flower Brickelbush

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Brickellia grandiflora var. petiolaris, Coleosanthus grandiflorus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Clusters of creamy-yellow, rayless flower heads hanging from short branches at tips of leafless stalks borne in upper axils of leafy stems.

This large and complex genus consists mostly of shrubs. Some were used medicinally by Native Americans.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
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
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , MO , MT , NE , NM , NV , OR , RI , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: Eastern Washington south to Baja California and east to western Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
Native Habitat: Banks, cliffs, and canyons at moderately high elevations, mostly in forests.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-08-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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