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Carminatia tenuiflora
Scientific classification
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Eupatorieae
Genus:
Carminatia
Species:
C. tenuiflora
Binomial name
Carminatia tenuiflora
DC. 1836
Synonyms
  • Brickellia tenuiflora (DC.) D.J.Keil & Pinkava

Carminatia tenuiflora (plumeweed) is a species of annual plants in the daisy family. It is native primarily to Mexico, but also the southwestern United States and Central America.

Description

These plants have erect stems which are unbranched or have few branches and grow 10 centimeters (4 inches) to well over 100 centimeters (40 inches) in height. The leaves are mostly opposite, but on the upper stem they may be alternately arranged. The cylindrical flower heads are just a few millimeters wide and are arranged in narrow or spikelike inflorescences. They contain 8 to 12 greenish or whitish disc florets. The fruit is a cypsela with a pappus of several plumelike bristles or scales.

Carminatia tenuiflora is found in Guatemala, El Salvador, most of Mexico, southern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, western Texas

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