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PlantFiles: Prairie Broomweed, Broom Snakeroot
Amphiachyris dracunculoides

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Amphiachyris (am-fee-uh-KY-ris) (Info)
Species: dracunculoides (drak-un-kew-LOY-deez) (Info)

Synonym:Brachyris dracunculoides
Synonym:Gutierrezia dracunculoides
Synonym:Xanthocephalum dracunculoides

Category:
Annuals

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral frostweed On Nov 22, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Prairie Broomweed, Broom Snakeroot Amphiachyris dracunculoides is native to Texas and other States.



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