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Chloracantha spinosa (Spiny chloracantha)
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Chloracantha spinosa

Chloracantha spinosa (Benth.) G.L. Nesom

Spiny Chloracantha, Mexican Devil-weed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster spinosus, Chloracantha spinosa var. spinosa, Erigeron ortegae, Leucosyris spinosa

USDA Symbol: CHSP11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AZ , CA , LA , NM , NV , OK , TX , UT

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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