Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Amauriopsis dissecta (Gray) Rydberg

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Amauria dissecta Gray
Bahia dissecta (Gray) Britton
Villanova dissecta (Gray) Rydberg

Until very recently known as Bahia dissecta, Amauriopsis dissecta is a very common flowering summer plant in the Gila Wilderness. The disc is yellow, as are the 15-20 notched rays. The leaves are very lobed in appearance. The achenes are longitudinally striate and generally warty in appearance with transverse ridges. Amauriopsis dissecta is common in forested areas as well as lower lying habitats. It is also a common roadside flowering species.
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Amauriopsis dissecta, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Road, Sept. 15, 2007

Amauriopsis dissecta, detail of achenes, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Oct. 12, 2007

Amauriopsis dissecta, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangus Road, August 30,2010

Amauriopsis dissecta, closeup of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangus Road, August 30,2010

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