Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Uropappus lindleyi (A.P. de Candolle) Nuttall
(Silver Puffs)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Microseris linearifolia (Nuttall) Schultz-Bipontius
Microseris lindleyi (A.P. de Candolle) Gray
Uropappus linearifolius Nuttall
Uropappus pruinosus Greene

Uropappus lindleyi is most notable for the very silvery, coarse, spherical appearance to the achenes and pappus before they are dispersed. The inflorescence is yellow but rather pale, with finely toothed rays. The bud is elongate. Uropappus lindleyi is found in dry ground, frequently in disturbed areas.
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Uropappus lindleyi, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Knight Peak, May 9, 2007

Uropappus lindleyi, detail of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Rte. 180 at Leopold Vista, Apr. 19, 2008

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