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Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa.

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Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa. Also Called; Desert Chinchweed, Manzanilla del coyote. Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews. Photo Taken At Yarnell, Arizona.
Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa.
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Photo Taken At Yarnell, Arizona. August 31, 2008.
Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa. Also Called; Desert Chinchweed, Manzanilla del coyote. Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews. Photo Taken At Yarnell, Arizona.
Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa.
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Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa. Also Called; Desert Chinchweed, Manzanilla del coyote. Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews. Photo Taken At Yarnell, Arizona.Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa. Also Called; Desert Chinchweed, Manzanilla del coyote. Manybristle Cinchweed, Pectis papposa. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews. Photo Taken At Yarnell, Arizona.
Manybristle Cinchweed,
Pectis papposa.
Manybristle Cinchweed,
Pectis papposa.

Manybristle Cinchweed.
Pectis papposa, Aster or Sunflower Family ( Asteraceae ) also known as the Composite Family: ( Compositae ), Manybristle Cinchweed: Also Called; Desert Chinchweed, Manzanilla del coyote.

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Pectis papposa is a small, mounding annual usually no more than a foot high. Very often it is splayed circularly outward with its outward stems resting on the ground forming very tidy circles.

Its opposite leaves have prominent oil glands, which are linear, and about 1 - 2 inches long by about - of an inch in width.

Its small bright yellow flowers form at its stem ends and are comprised of both disk and ray flowers with the ray flowers being the most prominent. They also have oil glands.

Its small seeds are wind carried. When crushed the whole plant is strongly aromatic.

Manybristle Cinchweeds growth is signaled by our summer monsoon rains and can be expected to bloom from the mid-summer to the early fall.

The Zuni rubbed Chinchweed on the body as an aromatic perfume. It still is a traditional plant dye of the Hopi. The Zuni and Hopi both have used Pectis papposa as a seasoning for food.

Chinchweed has many medicinal uses, but we do not recommend using it.

Considered a good native, xeriscape plant. Especially in elevations between 2,500 to 4,800 feet.


Quick Notes:

Height: Up to about 12 inches tall and 20 inches wide.

Flowers: Bright yellow, up to about 1 - 2 inches long by about - of an inch in width.

Flowering Time: June through December.

Leaves: Green opposite leaves with prominent oil glands, linear, and about 1 - 2 inches long by about - of an inch in width.

Found: Native to the Sonoran and Mojave deserts reaching into the western fringes of the Chihuahuan Desert in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. States of Arizona., California., Nevada., New Mexico., Utah. In Mexico: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, and Sonora.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: 2,500 to 6,000 Feet Naturally. Grows from 0 - 6,000 feet when cultivated.

Habitat: Sandy desert soils desert grasslands, dry woodlands, pinion pine - scrub oak, disturbed land areas, and roadsides.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken At Yarnell, Arizona. September 30, 2006. And August 31, 2008.

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