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Lygodesmia juncea (Rush skeletonplant)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Lygodesmia juncea

Lygodesmia juncea (Pursh) D. Don ex Hook.

Rush Skeletonplant

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 28 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: Pink , Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Blooms rarely white.


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


Bibref 1207 - Earth Medicine, Earth Food (1990) Michael A. Weiner

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Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


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

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