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Trichoptilium
Trichoptilium incisum 1.jpg
Conservation status

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
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Trichoptilium

A. Gray
Species:
T. incisum
Binomial name
Trichoptilium incisum
A.Gray

Trichoptilium is a monotypic genus containing the single species Trichoptilium incisum, which is known by the common names yellowdome and yellowhead. This is a plant in the daisy family which is native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of the United States and Mexico.

Description

Trichoptilium incisum sends up stems from a basal rosette of sharply-toothed leaves which are covered in curly hairs and oil glands. Atop each stem is a small rounded bright yellow flower head with only disc florets. Each head is a hemispherical button about a centimeter in diameter. The fruit is bristly with pappus.

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