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Iva axillaris

Iva axillaris Pursh

Povertyweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Iva axillaris ssp. robustior, Iva axillaris var. robustior

USDA Symbol: IVAX

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 2 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: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flowers are whitish, sometimes with pinkish or yellowish hues.

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , SK

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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