matchweed

Definitions of matchweed
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n any of several plants of the genus Gutierrezia having tiny flower heads that resemble the heads of matches

Synonyms:
matchbush
Types:
Gutierrezia microcephala, little-head snakeweed
similar to Gutierrezia sarothrae but with flower heads having fewer rays and disk flowers
Gutierrezia sarothrae, broom snakeroot, broom snakeweed, rabbit-weed, rabbitweed, snakeweed, turpentine weed
low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads
Gutierrezia texana, broom-weed, broomweed
annual of southwestern United States having rigid woody branches with sticky foliage and yellow flowers
Type of:
subshrub, suffrutex
low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

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