Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Cosmos parviflorus (Jacquin) Humboldt, Bonpland, & Kunth
(Wild Cosmos, Southwestern Cosmos)


Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Cosmos parviflorus has pinkink rays and a yellow disc. It is a tall slender annual with highly dissected leaves. The blackish achenes have two barbs which snag onto clothing and fur for dispersal.
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Cosmos parviflorus, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Gomez Peak, Aug. 30, 2007



Cosmos parviflorus, detail of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Gomez Peak, Aug. 30, 2007



Cosmos parviflorus, detail of achenes, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Sept. 23, 2007



Cosmos parviflorus, achenes on stem, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Cyn., Oct. 6, 2008



Cosmos parviflorus, inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, September 9, 2011



Cosmos parviflorus, leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, September 9, 2011


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