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Brickellia atractyloides
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:
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Family:
Subfamily:
Asteroideae
Tribe:
Eupatorieae
Genus:
Brickellia
Species:
B. atractyloides
Binomial name
Brickellia atractyloides
A.Gray
Synonyms
  • Coleosanthus atractylodes (A.Gray) Kuntze
  • Coleosanthus venulosus Nelson

Brickellia atractyloides is a North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name spearleaf brickellbush. It is native to the desert regions of the southwestern United States (Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah) and northwestern Mexico (Sonora, Baja California).

Brickellia atractyloides is a shrub up to 50 cm (20 inches) tall. It produces many small flower heads with cream-colored or pale green disc florets but no ray florets.

Varieties

Flora of North America lists a third variety, var. arguta, listed here as a distinct species, Brickellia arguta, as accepted by The Plant List.

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