Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Aster (Asteraceae) Family.
The dandelion-like flower heads are up to 1 3/4 inches (4.4 cm) wide and have numerous, slender, strap-shaped, square-tipped, 5-toothed corollas. Young, not fully opened flower heads have a reddish spot in the center. The sparse leaves are green, alternate, mainly basal, and usually pinnately lobed with 3 to 6 or more pairs of long, threadlike lobes. The stems are ascending to erect, branched, and hairless to sparsely hairy near the base.
Catalina State Park
Location: At second crossing of Southerland wash.
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