Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Aster (Asteraceae) family.
The flowers are loosely clustered at the tips of the upper branched stems. The individual flower heads are 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide and ringed with slender, overlapping, yellow rays. The flowers are followed by fluffy, tan seed heads. The leaves mostly line the lower part of the unbranched main stems and are green, hairy, sessile, and rounded to egg-shaped. The stems are green, hairy, upright, unbranched below, and well-branched above, giving this plant a very distinctive shape.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Near creek below dam. (Common in foothills of mountains surrounding Tucson.)
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