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Pinaropappus roseus (White rocklettuce)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Pinaropappus roseus

Pinaropappus roseus (Less.) Less.

White Rocklettuce, White Dandelion, Pink Dandelion, White Rock Lettuce

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Inflorescence: Head
Size Notes: To about 16 inches in height.
Flower: Flowers in liguliflorous capitula.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom 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.


USA: AZ , NM , OK , TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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 0363 Collected Apr 27, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0172 Collected Apr. 20, 1991 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-640 Collected 2008-04-24 in Burnet County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 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 resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-02-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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