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Brickellia coulteri

Brickellia coulteri A. Gray

Coulter's Brickellbush, Coulter's Brickellia

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: brco

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Leaf: Leaves toothed or occasionally entire, minutely pubescent.
Flower: Without ray flowers, capitulum composed of disc flowers arranged cylindrically, creamy yellowish-green, often tinged purple.
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 , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Distribution: Texas, southern New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico.
Native Habitat: Open sandy areas, arid rocky slopes, desert canyons. (Webref 3).

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 Brickellia coulteri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Brickellia coulteri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Brickellia coulteri


Record Modified: 2022-12-16
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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