Adenocaulon bicolor

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Adenocaulon bicolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Adenocaulon
Species: A. bicolor
Binomial name
Adenocaulon bicolor

Adenocaulon bicolor is a flowering plant in the daisy family known as American trailplant, or pathfinder. It is found in southern Canada and across the northern and western United States. This plant has a very thin erect branching stem surrounded by triangular leaves only at the base. Upon the branches are tiny inflorescences of white flowers, each flower measuring only a few millimeters in width. Around each inflorescence grows a distinctive array of club-shaped fruits covered in tiny glands on stalks. Trailplant can be found in the understory of woods and forests.

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