Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Dyssodia papposa (Ventenat) Hitchcock
Boebera papposa (Ventenat) Rydberg
Tagetes papposa Ventenat
Dyssodia papposa is a very aromatic, short, mid-elevation herb. It has small yellow flowers
on stiff thin branches with short pinnatifid leaves with linear segments. When lightly crushed, the very glandular flower heads
have a distinct aroma. It is common to pull over into a roadside turnout and wonder where the aroma is coming from-- to find that the tires ran over one or more of these plants.
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Dyssodia papposa, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Sept. 4, 2007
Dyssodia papposa, glands on inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Oct. 5, 2007
Dyssodia papposa, achenes, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Oct. 5, 2007
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