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Helianthella microcephala

Helianthella microcephala (A. Gray) A. Gray

Purpledisk Helianthella

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Encelia microcephala

USDA Symbol: HEMI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 30 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 , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , NM , UT

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2019-03-29
Research By: CBR

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