False Boneset (2)

Brickellia eupatorioides var. chlorolepis

False Boneset
Brickellia eupatorioides var. chlorolepis

Family: Sunflower
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Photo taken on: September 10, 2010
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Disturbed areas, wooded slopes

Grows to 1 to 5 feet tall with a bushy appearance in larger plants. Leaves are very narrow with fine hairs and one nerve. Flowers grow at the end of open branches. Flower heads are ½" long and have no rays. Disk flowers are cream to pale yellowish-green and are surrounded by a long cylinder of narrow, green blunt bracts which are sometimes purplish tipped.  Leaves and bracts differentiate from Plumed Brickellbush.

Flora of North America Reference.

Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa

False Boneset
Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa

Family: Sunflower
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Photo taken on: September 22, 2017
Location: Wet Mountains, Eastern CO
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Disturbed, open areas

Grows to 1 to 6 feet tall with a bushy appearance. Leaves are narrowly lance-shaped with one or three nerves. Flowers grow in a close cluster at the end of a branch. Flower heads are up to ¾" long and have no rays. Disk flowers are cream to pale pinkish-lavendar. The narrow, green bracts are pointed are sometimes purplish tipped. Leaves and bracts differentiate from the variety chlorolepis above.

Flora of North America Reference.

White/Cream Round Clusters