Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Parthenium incanum Humboldt, Bonpland & Kunth
(Mariola)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Parthenium incanum is a desert shrub, one of those species which define the Upper Chihuahuan desert. It has small lobed gray leaves and inconspicuous white flowers. Parthenium incanum can be the dominant plant seen for miles in the upper desert.
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Parthenium incanum, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Burro Mtns., Engineer Cyn., Apr. 21, 2007



Parthenium incanum, inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Pancho Cyn., Aug. 24. 2008



Parthenium incanum, micro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman & Shawn White, Black Range, North Percha Creek, Sept. 27, 2008



Parthenium incanum, micro of flower with mm ruler, photo Russ Kleinman & Shawn White, Black Range, North Percha Creek, Sept. 27, 2008



Parthenium incanum, micro of adaxial surface of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman & Shawn White, Black Range, North Percha Creek, Sept. 27, 2008



Parthenium incanum, micro of abaxial surface of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman & Shawn White, Black Range, North Percha Creek, Sept. 27, 2008



Parthenium incanum, field macro of pubescent achene with pappus of small scales, photo Russ Kleinman, Mimbres Range, Acklin Hill, October 21, 2009


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