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Pectis papposa (Manybristle cinchweed)
Schwartzman, Steven

Pectis papposa

Pectis papposa Harv. & A. Gray

Manybristle Cinchweed, Chinchweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PEPA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Slender stems branching many times in a forked manner and forming a low, small, leafy plant with small yellow flower heads in bundles at branch ends.

On a hot summer afternoon in areas where these plants are numerous, the air is saturated with a heavy lemon odor reminiscent of furniture polish. A look-alike, Lemonweed (P. angustifolia), is often found with Chinchweed but is denser and has only one gland at the tip of each bract.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Southern California east to western Texas and south to Mexico.
Native Habitat: Open areas on arid plains and deserts, especially on sandy soil; frequent along roadsides.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2018-01-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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