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Porophyllum gracile

Porophyllum gracile Benth.

Odora, Slender Poreleaf

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Porophyllum caesium, Porophyllum junciforme, Porophyllum nodosum, Porophyllum putidum, Porophyllum vaseyi

USDA Symbol: POGR5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 28 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: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: No ray florets present, only disc florets.


USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


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

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