Hymenothrix wrightii – Wright's Thimblehead

Hymenothrix wrightii - Wright's Thimblehead, Wright Beeflower

Hymenothrix wrightii - Wright's Thimblehead, Wright Beeflower

Plant Name

Scientific Name: Hymenothrix wrightii

Common Names: Wright's Thimblehead, Wright Beeflower

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial, Perennial

Growth Habit: Herb/Forb

Arizona Native Status: Native

Habitat: Upland, Mountain

Flower Color: White to pinkish lavender-white

Flowering Season: Summer, Fall

Height: To 3 feet (91 cm) tall

Description: The flower heads are 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) wide and have white or purple-tinged bracts and dark purple-brown anthers. The leaves are green, alternate, and dissected into narrow lobes with rolled under margins. The lower leaves are larger and more numerous. The stems are slender, green, and branched.


Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Genus: Hymenothrix A. Gray – thimblehead
Species: Hymenothrix wrightii A. Gray – Wright's thimblehead

More About This Plant

Arizona County Distribution Map