Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!

Share

Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:
Heterosperma pinnatum (Wingpetal)
Anderson, Wynn

Heterosperma pinnatum

Heterosperma pinnatum Cav.

Wingpetal

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: HEPI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

From the Image Gallery

7 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: 1040(70+) cm. (Webref 3).
Fruit: Cypselae are dimorphic, with outer ones typically winged and inner ones typically barbed.
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Capitulum small, typically with three pale-yellow to orangish ray flowers.

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX
Native Distribution: Texas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Native Habitat: Igneous and calcareous soils; 9002500 m. (Webref 3).

Bibliography

Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

Search More Titles in Bibliography

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2021-02-25
Research By: WMWW

Go back