Hymenopappus filifolius (Tufted Hymenoppapus) - photos and description




General: Plants with few to many stems from the crown. Stems densely white woolly, and some plants with red striping on stems.

Flowers: Flowers in a loose panicle, discoid, terminal, flower head measured at 12 mm diameter.

Leaves: Leaves tufted at base of plant and alternate on the stem. Leaves pinnate, twice divided into filiform segments. Leaf highlighted in photo above was measured at 10.5 cm long (including petiole) and 3 cm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 30 cm, we measured plants to 53 cm tall.

Habitat: Dry prairie hill tops and badlands on the southern prairie.

Abundance: Rare, ranked as an S3 (as of 2021) by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 26th on a steep roadside, about 100 km southwest of Regina, SK, and June 28th, prairie in the Big Muddy about 150 km south of our home in Regina, SK.