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Palafoxia riograndensis

Palafoxia riograndensis Cory

Rio Grande Palafox

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Head
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: 40-70 cm in height.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowering (spring–)late summer–fall. (Webref 3).


Native Distribution: Big Bend region of Texas and the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Coahuila.
Native Habitat: Sandy or silty vegas on the Rio Grande River; 50–200+ m. (Bibref 293), (Webref 3).

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium , High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Drought Tolerance: Low , Medium


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-09-17
Research By: JAM

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