Baccharis neglecta (also known as false willow, jara dulce, poverty weed, New Deal weed, and Roosevelt weed) is a species of perennial plant in the sunflower family. It is native to northern Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas) and the south-western and south-central United States (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas).
Baccharis neglecta is a shrub occasionally reaching a height of 450 cm (14.8 ft). The narrow, evergreen leaves that are up to 7.5 cm (3.0 in) long. Male and female flowers grow separate plants. Females are distinctive in that the flowers consist of small silky, greenish white heads. The plants are arranged in large clusters up to 1 foot (0.30 m) or more long and 20 cm (7.9 in) wide. Silky plumes start blooming in October and November.
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Texas
- Flora of North America, Roosevelt or New Deal weed, linear-leaved false willow, Baccharis neglecta Britton in N. L. Britton and A. Brown
- United States Department of Agriculture plants profile
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Texas A&M University, Texas Native Plants, Roosevelt Weed, Poverty Weed, False-willow, New Deal Weed, Jara Dulce Baccharis neglecta
- Excerpts from Jim Conrad's Naturalist Newsletter