kids encyclopedia robot

Brickellia arguta facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Brickellia arguta
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
(unranked):
(unranked):
(unranked):
Order:
Family:
Subfamily:
Asteroideae
Tribe:
Eupatorieae
Genus:
Brickellia
Species:
B. arguta
Binomial name
Brickellia arguta
B.L.Rob.
Synonyms
  • Brickellia atractyloides var. arguta (B.L. Rob.) Jeps.
  • Coleosanthus argutus (B.L. Rob.) S.F. Blake

Brickellia arguta is a North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name pungent brickellbush. It is native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Baja California.

Brickellia arguta is a thickly branching shrub growing angled, glandular stems 2–4 meters (6–13 feet) in height. The rough, leathery leaves are oval in shape and up to 2 centimeters (8/10 inch) long. They are often sticky with resin glands. The inflorescences at the end of stem branches contain solitary flower heads, each about 1.5 centimeters long and lined with green, pointed phyllaries. At the tip of the head are 40 to 55 white, pinkish, or yellowish tubular disc florets. The fruit is a hairy cylindrical achene 4 millimeters long with a pappus of bristles.

kids search engine
Brickellia arguta Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.