Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Chondrilla juncea
hogbite, rush skeletonweed, gum succory
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California and east to Montana; also occurring in eastern North America.

Habitat: Dry, light soil, rangeland and roadsides.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Rush-like, tap-rooted perennial, 3-15 dm. tall, with milky juice.

Leaves:

Basal leaves in a rosette, pinnatifid, with backward-pointing segments, 5-13 cm. long and 1.5-3.5 cm. wide, often deciduous; cauline leaves linear, scattered, 2-10 cm. long and 1-8 mm. wide, white-woolly.

Flowers:

Heads scattered on branches; flowers all ligulate and perfect, yellow, 7-15 in a head; involucre cylindric, with a single row of sub-equal long bracts and a second row of short bracts; pappus of numerous, white capillary bristles.

Fruits:

Achenes several-ribbed, smooth below, with tiny, scaly projections above, terminated by soft, white bristles.

Accepted Name:
Chondrilla juncea L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 796. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Chondrilla juncea in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Chondrilla juncea checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Chondrilla juncea atlas page.

CalPhotos: Chondrilla juncea photos.

USDA Plants: Chondrilla juncea information.

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