Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Xanthisma gracile (Nuttall) Morgan & Hartman
(Slender Goldenweed, Slender Sleep-Daisy)
Dieteria gracilis Nuttall
Haplopappus gracilis (Nuttall) Gray
Machaeranthera gracilis (Nuttall) Shinners
Sideranthus gracilis (Nuttall) Nelson
Xanthisma gracile is a common city sidewalk dweller, but is very common in most areas in the
Gila National Forest in lower and middle elevations. It has small yellow disc and ray flowers,
and gray green inconconspicuous foliage. The leaves are small, lanceolate and minutely toothed or spine-tipped.
Only two chromosomes are present in the nucleus of this small herb.
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Xanthisma gracile, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, July 23, 2007
Xanthisma gracile, being pollinated, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Pancho Canyon, Aug. 24. 2008
Xanthisma gracile, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Pancho Canyon, Aug. 24. 2008
Xanthisma gracile, pappus, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Newby Road, Nov. 7, 2008
Xanthisma gracile, achene, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Newby Road, Nov. 7, 2008
Xanthisma gracile, 2x macro of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Acklin Hill, Nov. 4, 2010
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