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Hymenopappus scabiosaeus (Carolina woollywhite)
Lytle, Melody

Hymenopappus scabiosaeus

Hymenopappus scabiosaeus L'Hér.

Carolina Woollywhite, Woolly-white, Old Plainsman

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

20 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 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: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , LA , MO , MS , NE , OK , SC , TX

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0287A Collected Aug 16, 1992 in Kendall County by Kristina Coates
NPSOT 0287B Collected Aug 16, 1992 in Kendall County by Kristina Coates

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-22 Collected 2006-11-17 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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