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Pericome caudata (Mountain tail-leaf)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Pericome caudata

Pericome caudata A. Gray

Mountain Tail-leaf, Tail-leaf Pericome

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Pericome caudata var. glandulosa, Pericome glandulosa

USDA Symbol: PECA10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Rayless, yellow flower heads in branched clusters above several branched leafy stems forming large rounded masses of foliage.

A common late-season wildflower along mountain road banks, this plant was called Yerba de Chivato (the herb of the he-goat) by early Spaniards because of its odor.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , OK , TX
Native Distribution: Mountains of east-central California and central Colorado south to western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Slopes in coniferous forests.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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