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Stephanomeria is a genus of North American plants also known as wirelettuce,[4] belonging to the dandelion tribe within the sunflower family.[5][6]

Stephanomeria virgata.jpg
Stephanomeria virgata
Scientific classification

Type species
Stephanomeria minor[1]
(syn of S. tenuifolia)[2]
  • Hemiptilium A.Gray
  • Ptiloria Raf.

Stephanomeria species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Schinia scarletina, which feeds exclusively on the genus.

Annual species[3][7][8]
Perennial species[3][7][10]
formerly included

see Chaetadelpha Microseris Munzothamnus Pleiacanthus Prenanthella


  1. ^ Tropicos, Stephanomeria Nutt.
  2. ^ Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist, Stephanomeria minor (Hook.) Nutt.
  3. ^ a b c Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Stephanomeria
  4. ^ "Stephanomeria". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  5. ^ Nuttall, Thomas. 1841. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, new series 7: 427–428 in English
  6. ^ Lee, J., Baldwin, B., and Gottlieb, L.D.; Phylogeny of Stephanomeria and related genera (compositae-lactuceae) bed on analysis of 18S-26S nuclear rDNA ITS and ETS sequences; American Journal of Botany. 2002; 89:160-168
  7. ^ a b Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
  8. ^ CONABIO. 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México. 1. In Capital Nat. México. CONABIO, México D.F..
  9. ^ Gallez G.P.L.D., Gottlieb 1982 Genetic evidence for the hybrid origin of the diploid plant Stephanomeria diegensis. Evolution 36: 1158-1167
  10. ^ CONABIO. 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México.