Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Aster (Asteraceae) family.
Perennials, 40-100 cm. Leaves mostly alternate (at least not regularly opposite, crowded, with axillary clusters of smaller leaves); petioles 0; blades (3-nerved) narrowly lanceolate to lance-linear, 1.5-4 cm, margins serrulate. Heads borne in ± congested, compact clusters. Peduncles 0 or 1-4 mm, sessile-glandular, villous-puberulent. Involucres 5-6(-7) mm. Phyllaries sessile-glandular, sparsely villosulous, apices acute to acuminate. Corollas white or pink, lobes sparsely sessile-glandular, finely villous-hirsute. Pappi usually ± equaling corollas, sometimes coroniform or 0.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Location: Palisades Trail.
Notes: Leaves are narrower than Stevia plummerae.
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