Pinaropappus roseus (Less.) Less.
White Rocklettuce, White Dandelion, Pink Dandelion, White Rock Lettuce
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: PIRO
White Rocklettuce grows to 16 inches tall. Capitula are white with a yellowish center, about 2 inches across, with liguliform flowers of varied lengths, noticeably squared off at the ends, with fine teeth. They close by midmorning. Both the stems and the leaves contain a milky sap. Leaves are mostly at ground level, narrow and often lobed halfway to the midrib. Senescing flowers take on a pinkish hue.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Size Notes: To about 16 inches in height.
Flower: Flowers in liguliflorous capitula.
Fruit: Fruit a cypsela.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Capitulum white with a yellowish center. Senescing flowers fade to a pinkish hue.
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM , OK , TX
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0172 Collected Apr. 20, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
NPSOT 0363 Collected Apr 27, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-640 Collected 2008-04-24 in Burnet County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Pinaropappus roseus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pinaropappus roseus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pinaropappus roseus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-02-07
Research By: TWC Staff