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fiveneedle pricklyleaf
Thymophylla pentachaeta
fiveneedle pricklyleaf Aster Family
Thymophylla pentachaeta Asteraceae
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English common names
  •fiveneedle pricklyleaf
  •common dogweed
Spanish common name
  •perlita
accepted scientific name
  •Thymophylla pentachaeta (DC.) Small
rules for finding collection records
  •Thymophylla pentachaeta (127)
  •Dyssodia pentachaeta (0)
  •Thymophylla belenidium (29)
family name
  •Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2012 Keir Morse
Image License: CC BY-NC-SA
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 0.3 to 0.6 inches
Number of ray petals: 12 to 21
Leaf: Alternate, Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed 3rd week of September thru 2nd week of June

How Likely at this Location (54%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
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