Santolina chamaecyparissus

Linnaeus
Sp. Pl. 2: 842. 1753.
Common names: Lavender-cotton
IntroducedIllustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 498.

Subshrubs, silvery-gray to white. Leaf blades 1-pinnately lobed, 10–20(–40) × 1–3(–5) mm. Peduncles 3–6 cm. Phyllaries carinate, apices of inner rounded, ± lacerate to fimbrillate. Corollas 3–4 mm, gland-dotted. Cypselae 2.5–3 mm, angles sometimes narrowly winged. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Oct.
Habitat: Disturbed sites, abandoned plantings
Elevation: 0–400 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Ark., Calif., Ga., La., Mass., N.C., S.C., s Europe, n Africa.

Discussion

Santolina chamaecyparissus is widely cultivated and probably persists in the flora area in states other than those listed here.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.