Isocoma tenuisecta

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Burroweed
Isocoma tenuisecta.jpg
Isocoma tenuisecta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Isocoma
Species: I. tenuisecta
Binomial name
Isocoma tenuisecta

Isocoma tenuisecta, commonly called burroweed, shrine jimmyweed, or burrow goldenweed is a small, flowering perennial herb, native to the Sonoran Desert. It grows 1 to 3 feet tall, and has small yellow flowers growing at the top of woody stems. It flowers in September through November. The leaves are glandular and lobed. The old flowers turn dry and tan and remain on the plant.

Its range is limited to Southern Arizona, Southwestern New Mexico, and Northern Sonora Mexico.

Burroweed is poisonous to mammals.[1]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Haplopappus fruticosus (Rose & Standl.) S. F. Blake
  • Haplopappus tenuisectus (Greene) S. F. Blake ex L. D. Benson
  • Isocoma fruticosus Rose & Standl.

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