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Gutierrezia microcephala (DC.) A. Gray

Sticky snakeweed, matchweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusGutierreziaNamed for Pedro Gutierrez (Rodriguez), a 19th century Spanish nobleman and botanist at the Madrid Botanical Garden called the Real Jardin Botanico founded by King Carlos III
SpeciesmicrocephalaForming small heads

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Brachyris microcephala DC.

Gutierrezia glomerella Greene

Gutierrezia lucida (Greene) Greene

Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britton & Rusby var. microcephala (DC.) L.D. Benson

Xanthocephalum lucidum Greene

Xanthocephalum microcephalum (DC.) Shinners


Gutierrezia microcephala description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Gutierrezia microcephala (sticky snakeweed, matchweed)

8/28/2014 · New Mex­ico · By Susan M. Kent
≈ 32 × 21" (82 × 52 cm) ID is uncertain


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