Roosevelt willow

Baccharis neglecta Britt.

Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)


Roosevelt willow is a branching shrub in the Sunflower family. It grows 3 to 10 feet tall, its branches forming a near-rounded crown.

At the base of the plant, the leaves are broad and serrated on the outer margins; toward the flowering stem, the leaves narrow. The flowers appear from August to November in loose, diversely branching clusters. In the fall when they are mature, the flowers are feathery and showy. The fruits mature from November to December.

Roosevelt willow has low value for wildlife and livestock.


This shrub is found in open woodlands and low prairies or along rivers and streams in the southern half and western parts of Texas.