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Croptilon rigidifolium

Croptilon rigidifolium (E.B. Sm.) E.B. Sm.

Stiffleaf Scratchdaisy

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Croptilon divaricatum var. hirtellum, Haplopappus rigidifolius

USDA Symbol: CRRI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 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: Yellow
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec



Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1247 Collected 2008-11-25 in Waller County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-02
Research By: NAH

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