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Stylocline sonorensis

Stylocline sonorensis Wiggins

Mesquite Neststraw, Sonoran Nest Straw, Sonoran Neststraw

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: STSO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches 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 , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May



Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


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

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