Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Aster (Asteraceae) family.
Perennials, 8-40 cm; rhizomatous, fibrous-rooted, caudices or rhizomes relatively thick, simple or branched, sometimes resembling a taproot. Stems erect to basally ascending, moderately to densely strigose to strigoso-hirsute or hirsute, eglandular. Leaves basal (commonly persistent) and cauline; basal blades often 3-nerved, spatulate, obovate to ovate, or elliptic, 20-150 × 5-25 mm, margins entire to shallowly serrate, faces loosely strigose, rarely minutely glandular; cauline blades slightly smaller than basal, relatively even-sized to peduncle bases, (bases subclasping) margins entire, becoming lanceolate (bases non-clasping) distally. Heads 1-4 (from branches on distal 1 / 3 - 1 / 2 of stem, peduncles distinct, 1.5-9 cm). Involucres 5-7 × 9-18 mm. Phyllaries in 3-4 series (greenish), moderately piloso-hirsute, densely minutely glandular (sometimes obscured by hairs). Ray florets 25-80; corollas white, drying white or lilac-tinged, 8-10 mm (ca. 1 mm wide), laminae coiling at tips. Disc corollas 2.9-4 mm.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: Shoulder of dirt road off of Sunset Trail trailhead.
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