Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Heliomeris multiflora var. multiflora.
Aster (Asteraceae) family.
Perennials, 20-120+ cm (caudices woody). Stems strigose or puberulent to glabrate. Leaves opposite or alternate; blades elliptic, lance-linear, lance-ovate, linear, or ovate, 10-90 × 2-28 mm, margins ciliate to 1/4 their lengths, hairs mostly less than 0.5 mm, faces strigose, abaxial often gland-dotted. Heads 6-30+. Peduncles 1-15 cm, lengths 1/20-1/2 leafy portions of stems. Involucres 6-14 mm diam. Phyllaries 4-8 mm. Paleae oblong, 5-6 mm, cuspidate. Ray florets 5-14; laminae oval to oblong, 7-20 mm (gland-dotted along veins and abaxially). Disc florets 50+; corollas 3-4 mm. Cypselae black or gray-striate, 1.2-3 mm. Heliomeris multiflora most frequently occurs in montane habitats. It produces a branched, woody caudex with adventitious buds, even in the first growing season.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Location: Incinerator Ridge Trailhead.
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