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Rayjacksonia phyllocephala (Camphor daisy)
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Rayjacksonia phyllocephala

Rayjacksonia phyllocephala (DC.) R.L. Hartm. & M.A. Lane

Camphor Daisy

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Eriocarpum megacephalum, Haplopappus phyllocephalus, Haplopappus phyllocephalus var. megacephalus, Machaeranthera phyllocephala, Machaeranthera phyllocephala var. megacephala, Sideranthus megacephalus

USDA Symbol: RAPH2

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: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: May bloom sporadically February - June.


USA: CO , FL , LA , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU FAC
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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1090 Collected 2007-09-06 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


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

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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