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Psilactis tenuis

Psilactis tenuis S. Watson

Slender Tansyaster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Machaeranthera tenuis

USDA Symbol: PSTE6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 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



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


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

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