Texas Blueweed

Helianthus ciliaris

Summary 5

Helianthus ciliaris is a species of sunflower known by the common names Texas blueweed and yerba parda.

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Other common names for the Texas Blueweed are Blueweed or Yerba Parada. The scientific name is Helianthus ciliaris. It grows in 10 states - California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Kansas, Washington, and Illinois. It looks a lot like a sunflower. It grows up to 3 feet tall and has bluish leaves.

Resources 6

www.texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symbol=ECVU

www.tsusinvasivas.org/home/database/echium-vulgare

https://www.nwed.wa.gov/weeds/texas-blueweed

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  1. (c) Richard Reynolds, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/667505
  2. (c) Dara Saville, all rights reserved, uploaded by albuquerqueherbalism, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/21367562
  3. (c) albuquerqueherbalism, all rights reserved, uploaded by albuquerqueherbalism, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/21367564
  4. (c) Dara Saville, all rights reserved, uploaded by albuquerqueherbalism, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/21367570
  5. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helianthus_ciliaris
  6. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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