Thymophylla pentachaeta

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Thymophylla pentachaeta
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Tageteae
Genus: Thymophylla
Species:T. pentachaeta
Binomial name
Thymophylla pentachaeta
(DC.) Small

Thymophylla pentachaeta, also known as fiveneedle pricklyleaf, [1] golden dyssodia or dogweed, is a perennial or subshrub in the Asteraceae family. The species is native to the southwestern United States and Mexico.

Asteraceae family of plants

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  1. "Thymophylla pentachaeta". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA . Retrieved 10 December 2015.
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