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Taxon: Lygodesmia grandiflora (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray

Genus: Lygodesmia
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Cichorioideae tribe: Cichorieae subtribe: Microseridinae
Nomen number: 412981
Place of publication: Fl. N. Amer. 2(3):485. 1843
Name verified on: 26-Mar-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Arizona rush-pink   (Source: F Utah ed2 ) – English   [Lygodesmia grandiflora var. arizonica]
  • Arizona skeleton-plant   (Source: L New Mex ) – English   [Lygodesmia grandiflora var. arizonica]
  • Dolores rush-pink   (Source: F Utah ed2 ) – English   [Lygodesmia grandiflora var. doloresensis]
  • showy rush-pink   (Source: F Utah ed2 ) – English
  • western rush-pink   (Source: F Utah ed2 ) – English   [Lygodesmia grandiflora var. dianthopsis]

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins. 1980. A flora of New Mexico.
  • Tomb, A. S. 1980. Taxonomy of Lygodesmia (Asteraceae). Syst. Bot. Monogr. 1:1–51.
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. 1993. A Utah flora.


Check other web resources for Lygodesmia grandiflora (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 March 2015)

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