Conyza ramosissima Cron.

Conyza ramosissima plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Conyza ramosissima stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Conyza ramosissima inflorescence

Involucre - No info. yet.

Ray flowers - Mostly absent.

Disk flowers - No info. yet.

Conyza ramosissima involucreInvolucre and flowers.

Conyza ramosissima fruitsFruiting head.

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Fields, pastures, prairies, rocky open ground, waste ground, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This small, spreading species can be found throughout Missouri. The plant is easy to ID in the field because of its lax growth habit, silvery-grey appearance, and small flowerheads. This species has a bitter taste and is avoided by livestock. It is considered a weed by most.

Photographs taken at the Kansas City Zoo, 7-12-99, and in St. Louis, MO., 7-28-03.