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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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
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 InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , LA , NM , NV , OK , TX , UT
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Chloracantha spinosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chloracantha spinosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chloracantha spinosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff