Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Thymophylla acerosa (A.P. de Candolle) Strother
(Spiny Dogweed, Prickle Leaf Dogweed)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Aciphyllaea acerosa (A.P. de Candolle) Gray
Dyssodia acerosa A.P. de Candolle

Thymophylla acerosa is found at lower elevations in the Gila National Forest in sandy soil, frequently alongside Gutierrezia, with which it can be confused. The yellow rays and discs are larger in Thymophylla acerosa, and Gutierrezia is a taller plant.
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Thymophylla acerosa, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Road, Apr. 21, 2007

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