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Pentachaeta aurea

Pentachaeta aurea Nutt.

Golden Chaetopappa, Golden Rayed Pentachaeta, Golden-rayed Pentachaeta

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Chaetopappa aurea, Pentachaeta orcuttii, Pentachaeta paleacea

USDA Symbol: PEAU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul



Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-05-17
Research By: CBR

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