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Jefea brevifolia (Shortleaf jefea)
Anderson, Wynn

Jefea brevifolia

Jefea brevifolia (A. Gray) Strother

Shortleaf Jefea

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Zexmenia brevifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 6 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: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1076 Collected 2007-08-09 in Brewster 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 Jefea brevifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Jefea brevifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Jefea brevifolia


Record Modified: 2022-12-29
Research By: DEW

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