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Chaptalia nutans

Chaptalia nutans (L.) Polak.

Heal and draw, Silverpuff, Lechuguilla

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Tussilago nutans

USDA Symbol: CHNU2

USDA Native Status: PR (N), VI (N)

This taxon, now believed to not occur in the US was previously applied to US plants now assigned to Chaptalia texana (CHTE6).


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Patsy Glenn Refuge - Wimberley, TX
Jacob's Well Natural Area - Wimberley, TX

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-04-17
Research By: NPC, JAM

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