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Broomweed
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Scientific classification
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Astereae
Genus:
Amphiachyris
Species:
A. dracunculoides
Binomial name
Amphiachyris dracunculoides
(DC.) Nutt.
Synonyms
  • Brachyris dracunculoides DC.
  • Brachyris ramosissima Hook.
  • Gutierrezia lindheimeriana Scheele
  • Xanthocephalum dracunculoides (DC.) Shinners

Amphiachyris dracunculoides, commonly called broomweed, is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family (Asteraceae). It is native to the United States, primarily the southern Great Plains from Missouri to eastern New Mexico.

Amphiachyris dracunculoides is a tall annual herb occasionally reaching as much as 200 cm (7 feet) in height. Flowers are yellow, with both ray florets and disc florets. It is found in calcareous areas, and is tolerant of disturbed habitats.

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