Pinaropappus roseus

(Lessing) Lessing

Syn. Gen. Compos., 143. 1832

Common names: White dandelion or rocklettuce
Basionyms: Achyrophorus roseus Lessing Linnaea 5: 133. 1830
Synonyms: Pinaropappus roseus var. foliosus Shinners
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 376.
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Illustrator: Bee F. Gunn
Perennials, 10–40 cm. Stems 1–20+, bases relatively thin. Leaf blades narrowly oblanceolate, 4–12 cm × 2–15 mm; mid cauline often reduced to linear or minute bracts. Involucres campanulate, 10–15 × 12–20 mm. Phyllaries ovate to narrowly lanceolate, unequal, 2–14 mm, apices dark brown, obtuse to acute. Paleae 12–18 mm. Florets 20–40; corollas pale pink abaxially, white to yellow adaxially, 15–18 mm. Cypselae 5–6 mm; pappi 4–7 mm. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Aug.
Habitat: Open limestone areas, roadsides, cliffs, open grassy flats
Elevation: 50–2600 m



Ariz., N.Mex., Okla., Tex., Mexico.


At flowering, phyllaries of Pinaropappus roseus are pale green with margins suffused with pink. On fresh specimens, the dark brown tips are distinctive. Specimens from the mountains of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico with stems leafy beyond the middles have been recognized as </i>var.<i> foliosus; that trait appears to be widespread and part of the normal range of variation for the species.



Lower Taxa

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Facts about "Pinaropappus roseus"
AuthorDavid J. Bogler +
Authority(Lessing) Lessing +
BasionymsAchyrophorus roseus +
Common nameWhite dandelion or rocklettuce +
DistributionAriz. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +, Tex. + and Mexico. +
Elevation50–2600 m +
HabitatOpen limestone areas, roadsides, cliffs, open grassy flats +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering Mar–Aug. +
Publication titleSyn. Gen. Compos., +
Publication year1832 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V19-20-21/V19 606.xml +
SynonymsPinaropappus roseus var. foliosus +
Taxon familyAsteraceae +
Taxon namePinaropappus roseus +
Taxon parentPinaropappus +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 19 +