Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Helianthus ciliaris A.P. de Candolle
(Blueweed, Texas Blueweed)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native


Helianthus ciliaris is a short, rhizomatous sunflower with short yellow rays and a brown disc. The leaves are blue-green and lanceolate. Large stands of Helianthus ciliaris can become established in disturbed rangeland.
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Helianthus ciliaris, photo Russ Kleinman, McKinney Road, Tyrone, Oct. 3, 2007

Helianthus ciliaris, detail of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, Nov. 11, 2007

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