Rafinesquia neomexicana

A. Gray
Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 5(6): 103. 1853.
Common names: Desert chicory
Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 349.

Plants 15–60 cm. Involucres 18–25 mm. Ligules surpassing phyllaries by 15–20 mm. Cypselae 12–18(–20) mm, including relatively stout beaks 3–6 mm; pappi of 15–21, plumose (proximal 65–80%) bristles, barbs crooked, entangled. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Open sites, sandy soils, gravelly clay loams in Lower and Upper Sonoran Zones, often in Creosote Bush Scrub and Joshua Tree Woodland, Mojave and Colorado deserts
Elevation: 200–1500 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Nev., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Baja California, Sonora).

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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L. D. Gottlieb +
A. Gray +
Desert chicory +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Mexico (Baja California +  and Sonora). +
200–1500 m +
Open sites, sandy soils, gravelly clay loams in Lower and Upper Sonoran Zones, often in Creosote Bush Scrub and Joshua Tree Woodland, Mojave and Colorado deserts +
Flowering Mar–May. +
Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. +
Illustrated +
Undefined tribe Lactuceae +
Rafinesquia neomexicana +
Rafinesquia +
species +