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Psilostrophe tagetina var. cerifera (Woolly paperflower)
Anderson, Wynn

Psilostrophe tagetina var. cerifera

Psilostrophe tagetina (Nutt.) Greene var. cerifera (A. Nelson) B.L. Turner

Woolly Paperflower, Plains Paperflower, Hairy Paperflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Psilostrophe villosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Inflorescence: Corymb , Head
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: 10–45(–60+) cm in height. (Webref 3).
Fruit: Cypselae usually glabrous, sometimes gland-dotted. (Webref 3).
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Biennials or perennials (rarely flowering first year); flowering (Mar–)May–Aug(–Oct). (Webref 3).


USA: KS , NM , OK , TX
Native Distribution: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Native Habitat: Grasslands, limestone soils, gypseous soils, caliche; 300–900 m. (Webref 3).


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Web Reference

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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Psilostrophe tagetina var. cerifera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Psilostrophe tagetina var. cerifera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Psilostrophe tagetina var. cerifera


Record Modified: 2021-02-27
Research By: JAM

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