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Hymenoxys odorata (Bitter rubberweed)
Anderson, Wynn

Hymenoxys odorata

Hymenoxys odorata DC.

Bitter Rubberweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Picradenia odorata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 32 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


USA: AZ , CA , CO , KS , ME , NM , OK , TX

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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