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Lygodesmia juncea (Pursh) D. Don ex Hook.
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Lygodesmia juncea
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Lygodesmia juncea

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Lygodesmia juncea, flower and bud

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma herbarum @ BPI (1)
Aphididae  Aphis ( @ CSUC_TCN (1)
Capnodiaceae  Capnodium lygodesmiae @ BPI (3)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium herbarum @ BPI (2)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe cichoracearum @ BPI (5)
Megachilidae  Heriades carinata @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Ampelomyces quisqualis @ 796639B (1)
Pleosporaceae  Pleospora utahensis @ BPI (1)

Pleospora @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia grindeliae @ BPI (25)

Puccinia harknessii @ BPI (2)

Puccinia hieracii @ BPI (1)

Puccinia lygodesmiae @ BPI (7)

Puccinia stipae @ BPI (12)

Puccinia variolans @ BPI (1)

Uromyces eriogoni @ BPI (2)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium compositarum @ BPI (2)
_  Cicinobolus cesatii @ BPI (1)

Cicinobolus quisqualis @ BPI (1)

Spolverinia lygodesmiae @ BPI (1)

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Lygodesmia juncea (Pursh) D. Don ex Hook.
rush skeletonplant

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General Information
Symbol: LYJU
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 322. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .




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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Lygodesmia D. Don – skeletonplant
Species Lygodesmia juncea (Pursh) D. Don ex Hook. – rush skeletonplant

Subordinate Taxa

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U.S. Weed Information
Lygodesmia juncea rush skeletonplant rush skeletonweed skeletonweed This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (LYJU)
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