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Charlton V

2013.03.01

Description:

Yellow petals, petals are grouped in arrangements of six or seven blooms at the end of a stem. Three petals per bloom with three scalloped edges on each petal. Blooms are approximately 1/2 inch across. Stalks had no leaves at the time. Blooms were encountered at the end of Dog Canyon trail in Big Bend National Park. Soil is rocky with sandy/clay soil. At the base of canyon walls. Early November. Stems were leggy and about 2 to 3 feet off ground.

Location: Alpine, TX, USA

Bloom Size: 1/2 inches x

Bloom Color: yellow

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Identifications

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Identified as: Woolly Paperflower

I'll take a stab. The bloom looks right, but I can't be sure without seeing the leaves. It likes dry rocky soil, so that seems right. The scientific name is Psilostrophe tagetina. You might take a look at the photos wildflower.org has for it and see if that matches your recollection of the plant.

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I think it's Fendler's bladderpod (Lesquerella fendleri)

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Identified as: Fendler's Bladderpod

Page 205 in the Wildflowers of Texas book by Geyata Ajilvsgi.

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Identified as: Woolly Paperflower

Looks like woolly paper flower to me. Page 137 of the Wildflowers of Texas by Geyata Ajilvsgi

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