Composite Family

Calycoseris wrightii Gray

Wright's tackstem

Pappi of 50 - 60 or more basally connate, smmooth, white bristles. The flower of this species strongly resembles that of Rafinesquia neomexicana, but the tack shaped glands on the involucre of C. wrightii distinguish it from R. neomexicana, which has a glabrous involucre.

Lobo Draw, east side of the Florida Mountains     4 May 2005