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Taxon: Amphiachyris dracunculoides (DC.) Nutt.

Genus: Amphiachyris
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 103834
Place of publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 7:313. 1840
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36318034
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Sep-2018
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • broomweed  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • prairie broomweed  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (of secondary importance); potential seed contaminant (of secondary importance)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois, Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico (s.e.), Texas]


    Northern America
    • United States (s.)


  1. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  2. Lane, M. A. 1979. Taxonomy of the genus Amphiachyris (Asteraceae: Astereae) Syst. Bot. 4:185.
  3. Solbrig, O. T. 1960. The status of the genera Amphipappus, Amphiachyris, Greenella, Gutierrezia, Gymnosperma and Xanthocephalum (Compositae) (Rhodora) 62:43-54.
  4. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)

Check other web resources for Amphiachyris dracunculoides (DC.) Nutt. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=103834. Accessed 22 March 2019.