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Heterotheca grandiflora (Telegraphweed)
Pisapia, Robert J.

Heterotheca grandiflora

Heterotheca grandiflora Nutt.


Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Heterotheca floribunda

USDA Symbol: HEGR7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 8 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: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Bloom may extend into January.


USA: AZ , CA , HI , NV , UT

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-28
Research By: TWC Staff

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