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Thelesperma nuecense (Rio grande greenthread)
Carr, Bill

Thelesperma nuecense

Thelesperma nuecense B.L. Turner

Rio Grande Greenthread

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



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: Red , Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul



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


Record Modified: 2023-01-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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