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Pectis rusbyi

Pectis rusbyi Greene ex A. Gray

Rusby's Chinchweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Pectis palmeri

USDA Symbol: PERU6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
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 Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Lower surface of corollas often tinged reddish.



Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


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

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