Baccharis halimifolia L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Baccharis halimifolia L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Freely branched shrubs 1–3(–4) m, glabrous and somewhat glutinous, the branches and invols sometimes minutely scurfy; lvs short-petiolate, the blade thick and firm, puncticulate, elliptic to broadly obovate, coarsely few-toothed, especially distally, to ca 6 × 4 cm, those of the infl smaller, narrower, and mostly entire; heads numerous in small, pedunculate clusters, forming terminal, leafy-bracteate infls on the major branches; pistillate invols 4–6.5 mm, the bracts strongly imbricate in several series, the inner ones narrow and ± acute; pappus white, that of the pistillate fls much exceeding the cors and invols in fr, that of the sterile heads shorter than the fls and with the bristles somewhat fringed distally; 2n=18. Marshes and beaches, especially near the seashore; Mass. to Fla., Ark., and Tex.; W.I. Aug.–Nov.

  • Common Names

    groundsel-tree, sea-myrtle