Brickellia venosa, Veiny Brickellbush
Scientific Name: Brickellia venosa
Common Name: Veiny Brickellbush
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Synonyms: (Coleosanthus venosus)
Size: Up to 2 feet or more.
Growth Form: Forb/herb, subshrub; woody caudex; stems branched, tomentulose, pubescent and gland-dotted.
Leaves: Green; opposite; short petioles or sessile; leaves with 3 prominent mid-veins; oblong-linear to linear; margins entire or dentate; leaf surfaces gland-dotted, sticky pubescence.
Flower Color: Pale yellow and often purple tinged; heads slender-peduncles in a loose panicle arrays or solitary, often terminal on lateral branches; peduncles also gland-dotted and puberulent; 18 to 25 discoid florets; phyllaries broadly ovate to orbiculate, glandular hair, green or purple tinged; fruit an achene, pubescent to velutinous; top a pappi of 30 to 40 white barbellate bristles.
Flowering Season: August or September to October.
Elevation: 4,500 to 6,000 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Dry hills, rocky slopes, canyon walls, mesas and limestone outcrops.
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. It is also native to northwest Mexico.
North America & US County Distribution Map for Brickellia venosa.
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 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.