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Gutierrezia sphaerocephala (Roundleaf snakeweed)
Cliffe, Harry

Gutierrezia sphaerocephala

Gutierrezia sphaerocephala A. Gray

Roundleaf Snakeweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Gutierrezia eriocarpa, Xanthocephalum sphaerocephalum, Xanthocephalum sphaerocephalum var. eriocarpum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches 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: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec



Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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