Chaptalia texana TEX Specimen with Heads at 4 Stages
by Bob Harms  email-here

Karnes Co.: 1 mi. SSE of Cres School, 15 Mar 1953
J. C. Johnson 53-889 (TEX)

Four pressed heads in this specimen illustrate the size and color of the ligules of the peripheral flowers relative to the phyllaries and the extent to which pappi are exerted. [Click image to enlarge.]
Stage I:
Stage II:
Stage III:
Stage IV: