Baccharis salicina

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Baccharis salicina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Baccharis
Species: B. salicina
Binomial name
Baccharis salicina
Torr. & Gray

Baccharis salicina (also known as willow baccharis[1]) is a species of perennial plant from Asteraceae family.

Distribution[edit]

The plant is endemic to the southern Great Plains region and Southwestern United States. It is found in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.[2]

The plant grows on open sandy flood plains, most commonly in mildly saline areas.[3]

Description[edit]

Baccharis salicina grows 1–3 metres (3 ft 3 in–9 ft 10 in) high. The leaves are oblong and are 3–4 centimetres (1.2–1.6 in) in length.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willow Baccharis (Baccharis salicina)". Chihuahan Desert Plants. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ USDA
  3. ^ Biosurvey.ou.edu: Description

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