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Psilactis asteroides (New mexico tansyaster)
Anderson, Wynn

Psilactis asteroides

Psilactis asteroides A. Gray

New Mexico Tansyaster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster boltoniae, Machaeranthera boltoniae, Psilactis leptos

USDA Symbol: PSAS2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet 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 , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-03-12
Research By: CBR

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