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Brickellia venosa, Veiny Brickellbush

Brickellia venosa, Veiny Brickellbush Brickellia venosa, Veiny Brickellbush Brickellia venosa, Veiny Brickellbush

Scientific Name: Brickellia venosa
Common Name: Veiny Brickellbush
Also Called:
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Synonyms: (Coleosanthus venosus)
Status: Native
Duration: Perennial
Size: 2 feet or more.
Growth Form: Forb/herb subshrub, stems branched, pubescent, glandular.
Leaves: Green opposite leaves; petioles, 3 mid-veins; shape linear or oblong; margins entire or toothed, upper surface pubescent with glands.
Flower Color: Pale yellow and often purple tinged; discoid only with numerous (18-25) florets; heads on tips of branches, single or multiple heads; bracts subtending florets (phyllaries) green or purple tinged; fruit an achene.
Flowering Season: September to October.
Elevation: 4,000 to 5,500 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Canyons, canyon walls and mesas.
Recorded Range: Relatively rare in the United States, Veiny Brickellbush is found in Arizona, New Mexico. It can be found in southeast Arizona, southwest New Mexico and El Paso County Texas.

U.S. Weed Information: No data available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No data available.
Wetland Indicator: No data available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No data available.

Genus Information: 36 species in Brickellia in North America. In the United States it is found west and south of Pennsylvania; in Canada it is recorded in Alberta and British Columbia. There are 22 species in Arizona throughout the state. No varieties or subspecies of Brickellia venosa.

Comments: There is little information available about Veiny Brickellbush, apparently because of its limited distribution in the United States. Although it is abundant in the southwest with most species found in Arizona and New Mexico.

In Southwest Desert Plants also see; Brickellbush, Brickellia californica, Coulter's Brickellbush, Brickellia coulteri and Chihuahuan Brickellbush, Brickellia floribunda.

The genus Brickellia is large according to the Flora of North America, with more than 100 species in North America, Mexico, and Central America. Because of its large number of species, the genus has several reference names including Brickellbush, Brickelbush and Brickellia. The genus is named for naturalist John Brickell (1748 – 1809).

Date Profile Completed: 10/14/2014; Updated, 07/25/2015
Date Completed: 10/14/2014 - References: - Reference format updated October, 2014
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database
Arizona Flora, Kearney, Thomas H., Peebles, Robert H., 1960, University of California Press, Berkley and Los Angeles
Randall W. Scott, FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 21 | Asteraceae | Brickellia, FNA Vol. 21 Page 492, 506, Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 16+ vols. New York and Oxford. (accessed 10/14/2014)
Wikipedia contributors. "Brickellia." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 Aug. 2013. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.
SEINet for synonyms, scientific names and recorded geographic locations,