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Tetraneuris acaulis (Stemless four-nerve daisy)
Smith, R.W.

Tetraneuris acaulis

Tetraneuris acaulis (Pursh) Greene

Stemless Four-nerve Daisy, Stemless Hymenoxys, Bitterweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

From tufted basal leaves grow short leafless flower stalks ending with one yellow flower head.

This common species is highly variable, reaching its greatest complexity in Wyoming and western Colorado. A few plants may lack rays, some are very hairy, others nearly hairless; most have no stems below the flower stalk, but some do.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY
Canada: SK
Native Distribution: S. Idaho to se. California; eastward to Texas, Ohio, North Dakota, and c. Canada.
Native Habitat: Open dry hillsides and dry plains.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-04-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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