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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Yerba Mansa   Anemopsis californica    
Lizard's-tail family — Saururaceae

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As in the sunflower family, to which this is not related, the "flower" of the yerba mansa is composed of a large number of tiny flowers that, taken together, look like a single bloom. This rather odd and uncommon plant forms colonies in wet saline spots in extremely scattered localities in northern and western Texas and blooms from late spring through mid-summer.

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Flowering Months: May, June, July

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