Brickellia venosa, Veiny Brickellbush
Scientific Name: Brickellia venosa
Common Name: Veiny Brickellbush
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Synonyms: (Coleosanthus venosus)
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.
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.
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).