Isocoma tenuisecta

Common Name: Burroweed
Oˊodham Name: Siwĭ Taḍṣagĭ  (Siwi Tadtshagi)   Audio
Group: Shrubs - Desert (upper), Chaparral

Isocoma tenuisecta is a compact, bright green shrub found growing on rocky slopes between 3000 and 5000 ft elevation. The leaves are coated with a sticky, aromatic resin which serves to limit moisture evaporation. Until recently, this species was in the genus Haplopappus, as Haplopappus tenuisectus.

Isocoma tenuisecta
entire plant
seed heads
seed heads (empty)

Kingdom Plantae - Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta - Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae - Aster family
Genus Isocoma Nutt. - goldenbush
Species Isocoma tenuisecta Greene - burroweed
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