Gutierrezia texana

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Gutierrezia texana
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G. texana
Binomial name
Gutierrezia texana
(DC.) Torr. & A. Gray 1842
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Gutierrezia texana is a North American species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae known by the common name Texas snakeweed. It is native to the south-central United States (New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas, northwestern Louisiana) and northern Mexico as far south as Guanajuato and Hidalgo.[2]

Gutierrezia texana is an annual, hairless herb up to 100 cm (39 in) in height. The plant produces numerous flower heads in loose arrays. Each head usually has 5-36 ray flowers (though sometimes no rays) plus 7–48 disc flowers.[3]

Varieties[1][3]
  • Gutierrezia texana var. glutinosa (S.Schauer) M.A.Lane
  • Gutierrezia texana var. texana

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