Gordon Hirabayashi Camp Ground 10/1/16
Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Aster (Asteraceae) family.
Shrubs, 50-200 cm. Stems branched from near bases, glandular-pubescent. Leaves alternate; petioles 5-60+ mm; blades 3-nerved from bases, ovate to deltate, 10-100 × 10-90 mm, bases cordate to truncate, margins crenate to serrate, apices acute to rounded, faces puberulent to glabrate, often gland-dotted. Heads borne in (leafy) paniculiform arrays. Peduncles 1-5 mm, glandular-pubescent. Involucres cylindric to obconic, 7-12 mm. Phyllaries 21-35 in 5-6 series, greenish, often purple-tinged, 3-4-striate, unequal, margins scarious; outer ovate to lance-ovate (glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent, apices acute to acuminate), inner lanceolate (glabrous, apices obtuse to acuminate). Florets 8-12; corollas pale yellow-green, 5.5-8 mm. Cypselae 2.5-3.5 mm, puberulent; pappi of 24-30 white, barbellate bristles. Flowering Jul-Oct. Dry, rocky hillsides, arroyos, canyons; 800-2700 m.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Gordon Hirabayashi Prison Camp
Location: Shoulder of road just past gate.
Notes: Gordon Hirabayashi Prison Camp 10/1/16
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