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Bowlesia incana

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Bowlesia incana Ruiz & Pavón
Phonetic Spelling
bow-lee-see-uh in-KAY-nah
Description

Hoary Bowlesia (or Hairy Bowlesia) is a native weed of the western U.S. where it is spreading rapidly in southern and southeastern turf and landscapes. It has also been found in some container nurseries. This plant is a low growing, winter annual that produces pale green clumps or mats in the spring and reaches 1-3 feet tall. Young plants strongly resemble hairy buttercup with palmately lobed leaves.

No control information is available. Other members of this family have shown tolerance to some herbicides.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weeds#weedy
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weeds#weedy
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Bowlesia
    Species:
    incana
    Family:
    Apiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    SW., S. Central U.S.A. to N. Mexico, S. Brazil, S. South America
    Distribution:
    AL , AZ , CA , FL , LA , MS , NM , NV , OK , OR, TX
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Weed
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Schizocarp
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Seed pods are small and in the axils of the leaves.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Umbel
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are tiny/ inconspicuous, have 5 petals, and are borne in the leaf axils.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Obtuse
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are bright green, opposite, covered in stellate hairs, broader than they are long, rounded to kidney-shaped, and palmately lobed with 5 to 9 main lobes.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    The stems are hairy, weak, slender, and trailing.
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Weedy