Parthenium incanum Kunth
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: PAIN2
The deciduous shrub, mariola, is intricately branched from the base and reaches a height of 1 1/2-3 ft. Its branches and lobed leaves are cottony pubescent, lending and overall grayish-white appearance. Flat-topped flower heads, made up of many small, white flowers, terminate the main branches.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flowers resemble small cauliflowers.
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: AZ & s.w. UT, to Trans-Pecos deserts & Edwards Plateau, s. to n. Mex.
Native Habitat: Desert grasslands; dry, gravelly slopes & plains
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, caliche soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Parthenium incanum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Parthenium incanum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Parthenium incanum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-09-23
Research By: TWC Staff