Pericome caudata A. Gray
Mountain Tail-leaf, Tail-leaf Pericome
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Pericome caudata var. glandulosa, Pericome glandulosa
USDA Symbol: PECA10
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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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: 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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Pericome caudata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pericome caudata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pericome caudata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2021-03-12
Research By: TWC Staff