Baccharis wrightii

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Baccharis wrightii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Baccharis
Species: B. wrightii
Binomial name
Baccharis wrightii
A.Gray 1852 not Sch. Bip. 1856
Synonyms[1]
  • Baccharis squarrosa Kunth
  • Neomolina wrightii (A.Gray) F.H.Hellw.

Baccharis wrightii is a North American species of shrubs in the aster family known by the common name Wright’s baccharis or false willow.[2] It is native to northern Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Sonora)[2][3] and the southwestern and south-central United States (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Utah).[4][5]

Baccharis wrightii is a shrub up to 80 cm (32 inches) tall, the branches woody only at the bases. Flowering heads are usually borne one at a time on the ends of branches. The species grows on dry, sandy plains.[2]

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