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Clammyweed

Polanisia dodecandra

Description:

The flowers are white with long pink to purple stamens. This upright slender or bushy plant is covered with glandular hairs which exude a sticky liquid. The name refers to a sticky or clammy strong-smelling residue left on the hands after handling.

Habitat:

Limestone rubbled shoreline of Belton Lake.

Notes:

Native groups in the Southwest used similar species as a minor food resource and for healing purposes.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Lat: 31.11, Long: -97.50

Spotted on Oct 8, 2012
Submitted on Oct 11, 2012

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