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Machaeranthera tagetina (Mesa tansyaster)
Anderson, Wynn

Machaeranthera tagetina

Machaeranthera tagetina Greene

Mesa Tansyaster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster tagetinus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 20 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 , Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec



Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


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

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