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Lygodesmia grandiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cichorieae[1]
Genus: Lygodesmia
Type species
Prenanthes juncea[2]

Lygodesmia, called skeletonplant,[3] is a genus of North American flowering plants in the dandelion tribe within the sunflower family.[2][4]

The name derives from the Greek lygos, a pliant twig, and desme, a bundle, because of the fascicled twiggy or rush-like stems of the plants.[5]

  1. Lygodesmia aphylla - FL GA AL
  2. Lygodesmia arizonica - AZ NM CO UT
  3. Lygodesmia dianthopsis - AZ UT NV ID
  4. Lygodesmia doloresensis - CO UT
  5. Lygodesmia entrada - UT
  6. Lygodesmia grandiflora - AZ NM CO UT WY
  7. Lygodesmia juncea - widespread across western Canada + western United States
  8. Lygodesmia ramosissima - AZ TX Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora
  9. Lygodesmia texana - TX OK NM Coahuila, Nuevo León


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