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Rafinesquia neomexicana (New mexico plumeseed)
Juett, William

Rafinesquia neomexicana

Rafinesquia neomexicana A. Gray

New Mexico Plumeseed, Plume-seed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: RANE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A smooth, sparsely-leaved, grayish-green plant with white flower heads at the ends of the few branches. Sap milky.

The genus name honors C. S. Rafinesque, an eccentric early naturalist. Two similar species in the same region are California Plumeseed (R. californica), with smaller heads and the stalk on the fruit longer than the body, and Tackstem (Calycoseris wrightii), with tack-shaped glands beneath the head.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Se. California and s. Utah to the tip of w. Texas; south to Mexico.
Native Habitat: Sandy or gravelly flats or slopes in deserts, often supported by shrubs.

Bibliography

Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2018-06-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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