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Hazardia brickellioides
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Hazardia (plant)
  • Haplopappus brickellioides S.F.Blake 1922
  • Aplopappus brickellioides S.F.Blake 1922

Hazardia brickellioides is a species of shrub in the family Asteraceae known by the common name brickellbush goldenweed. It is native to the Mojave Desert of California and Nevada, where it grows in rocky limestone habitat.

Hazardia brickellioides is a shrub producing a stem 20–80 centimetres (7.9–31.5 in) tall which is coated in rough hairs often tipped with yellowish resin glands. The hairy, leathery leaves are oval, up to about 3.5 centimetres (1.4 in) long, and usually lined with spiny teeth. The plant produces several flower heads each roughly a centimeter (0.4 inches) wide when open. The flower head is lined with roughly hairy, glandular phyllaries and contains disc florets surrounded with a fringe of tiny yellow ray florets. The fruit is a hairy white achene topped with a pappus of many white or brown bristles.

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