Baccharis pteronioides

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Baccharis pteronioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Baccharis
Species: B. pteronioides
Binomial name
Baccharis pteronioides
  • Baccharis ramulosa (DC.) A.Gray
  • Haplopappus ramulosus DC.
  • Linosyris ramulosa (DC.) A.Gray
  • Neomolina pteronioides (DC.) F.H.Hellw.

Baccharis pteronioides is a North American shrub in the aster family known by the common name Yerba de pasmo.[2] It is widespread in Mexico (from Chihuahua to Oaxaca)[3][4][5] and also found in the southwestern United States (Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas).[6]

Baccharis pteronioides is a shrub up to 100 cm (40 inches) tall, with thick, leathery leaves and many small flower heads. It grows in dry woodlands, grasslands, and canyons.[2]


  1. ^ The Plant List Baccharis pteronioides DC.
  2. ^ a b Flora of North America, Yerba de pasmo Baccharis pteronioides de Candolle in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 5: 410. 1836.
  3. ^ García-Mendoza, A. J. & J. A. Meave. 2011. Diversidad Florística de Oaxaca: de Musgos a Angispermas 1–351. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria
  4. ^ Tropicos, specimen listing for Baccharis pteronioides DC.
  5. ^ CONABIO. 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México. 1. In Capital Nat. México. CONABIO, México D.F..
  6. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map

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