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Brickellia laciniata (Splitleaf brickellbush)
Anderson, Wynn

Brickellia laciniata

Brickellia laciniata A. Gray

Splitleaf Brickellbush

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Cleft
Inflorescence: Head
Size Notes: Three to six feet in height and width.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Corollas pale yellow-green, often purple-tinged. (Webref 3).


Native Distribution: Western Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes, arroyos and other rocky places.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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


Record Modified: 2019-06-19
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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