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Hoary Bowlesia Bowlesia incana

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Description

Hoary bowlesia (or hairy bowlesia) is in the family Apiaceae. It is a native of the western U.S. that is spreading rapidly in southern and southeastern turf and landscapes, and has been found in some container nurseries. It is a low growing winter annual that produces pale green clumps or mats in the spring. Young plants strongly resemble hairy buttercup with palmately lobed leaves; stems and leaves are hairy. The flowers are inconspicuous; seed pods are small and in the axils of the leaves. No control information is available. Other members of this family have shown tolerance to some herbicides.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed
  • 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)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Umbel
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are tiny, 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 weak, slender, and trailing.
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Weedy