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Plant Profile  
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Common Name: Common Broomweed

Species Name: Amphiachyris dracunculoides

Plant Type: Forb

Family Name: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family




Plant Facts  
Origin Native
Duration Annual
Distribution in the U.S. Missouri and Kansas southwest to New Mexico
Distribution in Oklahoma Across the state



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics


    • Singular stem unbranched below and highly branched above 
    • Leaves narrow
    • Lower part of stem fairly woody


    • Numerous small yellow flower heads at top of plant
    • Large yellow flower heads on tall, erect stem
  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Leaf Type: Simple
    • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
    • Leaf Shape: Linear
    • Stipules: Absent
  • Floral Characteristics
    • Petal Number: Ray: 6-10; disk: 10-50
    • Flower Color: Yellow
    • Flower Timing: August-October
    • Fruit Type: Achene-Oblong, multi-nerved, glabrous



Soil Type Variable, disturbed, bare
Habitat Prairie, disturbed areas
Successional Stage Early to mid


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