Biology:Xylorhiza (plant)

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Short description: Genus of flowering plants

Xylorhiza tortifolia 3.jpg
Xylorhiza tortifolia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Astereae
Subtribe: Machaerantherinae
Genus: Xylorhiza
  • Machaeranthera sect. Xylorhiza (Nutt.) Cronquist & D.D. Keck

Xylorhiza is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, known as woodyasters.[2][3] These are daisylike wildflowers usually having blue to purple or white ray flowers with yellow centers of disc florets. Woodyasters are native to western North America.[4]

  • Xylorhiza cognata - Mecca woodyaster - California (Imperial + Riverside Counties)
  • Xylorhiza confertifolia - Henrieville woodyaster - Utah (Kane, Wayne, + Garfield Counties)
  • Xylorhiza cronquistii - Cronquist's woodyaster - Utah (Kane + Garfield Counties)
  • Xylorhiza frutescens - Baja California
  • Xylorhiza glabriuscula - smooth woodyaster - Wyoming, Utah (Daggett County), Colorado (Routt + Moffat Counties), Montana (Carbon County), South Dakota (Harding, Butte, Fall River Counties)
  • Xylorhiza orcuttii - Orcutt's aster - California (Imperial + San Diego Counties)
  • Xylorhiza tortifolia - Mojave woodyaster - California , Nevada, Utah, Arizona
  • Xylorhiza venusta - charming woodyaster - Utah, Colorado, New Mexico (Colfax County)
  • Xylorhiza wrightii - Big Bend woodyaster - western Texas , Chihuahua


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See also Wikidata entry Q2711260.