Palafoxia rosea (Bush) Cory
Rosy Palafox, Rose Palafoxia
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: PARO
This genus is named after José de Palafox y Melzi, Duke of Saragossa (1776–1847), a Spanish captain-general, in the war against the invading armies of Napoleon.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
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 InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: CO , KS , NM , OK , TX , WY
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone-based, Caliche type
BenefitUse Ornamental: Rocky hillside, Wildflower meadow
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0483 Collected Jul 30, 1993 in Atascosa County by Louise Morrell
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Palafoxia rosea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Palafoxia rosea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Palafoxia rosea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-30
Research By: TWC Staff