Hymenopappus scabiosaeus

L’Héritier
Hymenopappus, plate. 1788.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 315. Mentioned on page 310.

Biennials, 40–150 cm. Leaves: basal simple (5–20 mm wide) or 1(–2)-pinnate, 5–25 cm, lobes (3–)5–20+ × (1–)2–8+ mm; cauline 15–50. Heads (20–)40–100 per stem. Peduncles 1–5 cm. Phyllaries white to yellowish, 5–15 × 2–8 mm. Ray florets 0. Disc florets 20–80; corollas whitish, 3–5.5 mm, tubes 2–3 mm, throats funnelform, 1–3 mm, lengths ± 1 times lobes. Cypselae 3–5 mm, ± hirtellous; pappi of 14–18 scales 0.1–1 mm.

Distribution

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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Kans., Miss., Mo., Nebr., Okla., S.C., Tex., n Mexico.

Discussion

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Morphologic distinctions between varieties of Hymenopappus scabiosaeus as treated by B. L. Turner (1956) fail for some specimens.

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Peduncles usually subtended by ± membranous bracts 5–14 × 3–10 mm; phyllaries whitish, 7–15 × 4–8 mm Hymenopappus scabiosaeus var. scabiosaeus
1 Peduncles not subtended by bracts, or bracts not membranous, 3–5+ × 1–3+ mm; phyllaries whitish to yellowish, 5–9 × 2–4 mm Hymenopappus scabiosaeus var. corymbosus