Wildflowers forum: Lygodesmia genus

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Justin
May 18, 2013 11:50 AM CST
Lygodesmia is a genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family (sunflower family).

USDA mentions nine species in genus

http://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationServlet?source=pro...

all nine species native in USA

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LYGOD

One, Lygodesmia juncea, according to USDA map distribution, is native in Canada, too.

But in "Flora of North America" are mentioned, only five species

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=1...

Thumb of 2013-05-18/Justin/f33148 A flower of Lygodesmia texana.
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Justin
May 18, 2013 12:00 PM CST
Lygodesmia texana

Pictures taken on 05 May, 2013 on rural area of Yorktown city, DeWitt County, Tx.


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Description of Lygodesmia texana, in "Flora of North America": http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=2...
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May 18, 2013 8:38 PM CST

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Very beautiful Justin, thank you for posting those pictures, you are very thorough as usual. Smiling
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Jun 4, 2013 1:16 PM CST
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Name: josephine
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Jun 4, 2013 1:17 PM CST

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I love those too, but they are not very common around North Central Texas. Smiling
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