Barkleyanthus salicifolius

(Kunth) H. Robinson & Brettell

Phytologia 27: 407. 1974

Synonyms: Senecio salignus de Candolle
Basionyms: Cineraria salicifolia Kunth
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 614. Mentioned on page 613.
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Stems abundantly branched, arching distally. Leaves tapering to weakly defined petioles; blades 3–10(–15) × 0.5–1.5 cm. Heads (3–)8–16 in each array, arrays usually clustered. Phyllaries 4–6(–8) mm, tips green, obtuse. Ray corollas 8–12+ mm. Disc corollas (5–)7–8+ mm. Cypselae (1.5–)2–3 mm; pappi 5–6+ mm. 2n = 60.

Phenology: Flowering year-round, mostly spring.
Habitat: Open, rocky, disturbed sites
Elevation: 700–1500 m

Distribution

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Ariz., N.Mex., Tex., Mexico, Central America.

Discussion

Barkleyanthus salicifolius is abundant and semiweedy through much of Mexico and northern Central America; it barely enters the flora area. The flowering heads are attractive and the species is sometimes cultivated.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.