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Varilla texana (Texas varilla)
Leander, Bruce

Varilla texana

Varilla texana A. Gray

Texas Varilla

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: VATE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot 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 , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Sep , Oct , Nov



Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1019 Collected 2007-04-26 in Starr County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-30
Research By: DEW

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