Dyssodiais a small genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Many species formerly included in Dyssodia are now treated as members of other related genera, including Thymophylla or Adenophyllum. Dyssodia papposa is usually retained in this genus. The name is derived from the Greek δυσοδια (dusodia), meaning "ill-smelling".[1]

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Dyssodia papposa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Tageteae
Subtribe: Pectidinae
Genus: Dyssodia

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Several species of Dyssodia (sensu lato) have found their way into the nursery trade and are relatively popular flowering annuals for hot, dry sites. Generally sold as threadleaf dyssodia (Dyssodia tenuisecta) and golden dyssodia (Dyssodia cf. pentachaeta). They perform best in well-drained soil.


Two species of the genus, D. acerosa and D. pentachaeta have been studied for their essential oil content.[2]

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  1. ^ Holloway, Joel Ellis; Neill, Amanda (2005). A Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas & the Southern Great Plains. TCU Press. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-87565-309-9.
  2. ^ Huang, John Yu-Chei (1875). Investigation of the Essential Oils of the Genus Dyssodia (Masters thesis). University of Texas, El Paso. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Dyssodia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Dyssodia". Global Compositae checklist. Retrieved 2018-01-09.[permanent dead link]

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