Baccharis sarothroides A. Gray

Family: Asteraceae, Tribe: Astereae

Pertinent Synonyms & Notes (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other synonyms)


Pertinent Common Names (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other common names)


Primary Disseminule Type


Description (diagnostics are in brown)

Fruit a cypsela, narrowly oblong, often slightly curved, cross-section ± terete, 2–2.6 mm long x 0.3–0.5 mm diameter. Surface glabrous, brown, with 8–10 lighter-colored, distinctly-raised longitudinal ribs. Pappus a whorl of white bristles 7–12 mm long, easily broken off at their bases.

Style base cylindrical, whitish, flanged with a whitish to brownish collar ca. 0.3–0.4 mm across.

Fruit attachment scar basal, whitish, shallowly cup-like.

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Risk Assessment (codes in yellow or red indicate cause for concern; assessments are current as of mid-2011; click AUQP, NZBORIC, or NZBPI for access to the most recent versions of these databases and possible assessment changes)