|Scientific Name||Polanisia dodecandra ssp. trachysperma||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PODOT|
|Common Name||Redwhisker Clammyweed||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||22655|
Life zones and habitat: Palins and foothills (3500 to 6800 ft.); sandy or gravelly soils; disturbed areas, open areas, roadsides, streambanks.
Plant: Upright slender or bushy annual 1 to 3 feet tall, much-branched; covered with sticky, glandular hairs.
Leaves: Trifoliate with oblanceolate to lanceolate-elliptic leaflets; becoming single, petiolate, along stems near the flower head; 3/8 to 1-5/8 inches long.
Inflorescence: Dense racemes 2 to 8 inches across of 15 to 30 flowers with 4 white (sometimes purpleish-tinged) petals up to 3/8-inch long; 6 to 20 pink to purple stamens, 3/8 to 1-1/4 inches long, much longer than the petals.
Fruit: Erect capsules 1 to 3 inches long with dull reddish to dark brown seeds inside.
Bloom Period: July to October.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
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