Brickellia veronicifolia

(Kunth) A. Gray

Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 3(5): 85. 1852.

Basionym: Eupatorium veronicifolium Kunth in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 4(fol.): 88, plate 341. 1818; 4(qto.): 112. 1820 (as veronicaefolium)
Synonyms: Brickellia veronicifolia var. petrophila (B. L. Robinson) B. L. Robinson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 506. Mentioned on page 492, 507.

Shrubs, 50–90 cm. Stems branched from bases, densely pubescent, gland-dotted. Leaves mostly opposite (sometimes alternate); petioles 2–5 mm; blades 3-nerved from bases, ovate to reniform, 4–15 × 7–25 mm, bases cordate to subcordate, margins crenate, apices obtuse, faces pubescent, gland-dotted. Heads in paniculiform arrays. Peduncles 0–2 mm, densely pubescent, gland-dotted. Involucres cylindric to broadly campanulate, 9–11 mm. Phyllaries 35–40 in 7–9 series, greenish, often purple-tinged, 3–6-striate, unequal, margins scarious (apices obtuse to acute); outer broadly ovate to lance-ovate (puberulent; margins ciliate), inner lanceolate (glabrous). Florets 18–33; corollas cream to pale yellow, often red or purple-tinged, 6–7.5 mm. Cypselae 3–4 mm, sparsely hispidulous; pappi of 24–28 white or tawny, barbellate bristles. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering Sep–Oct.
Habitat: Moist areas, canyons, disturbed sites
Elevation: 1500–2100 m


Brickellia veronicifolia occurs in the Chisos Mountains.

Selected References


Lower Taxa