Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Aster (Asteraceae) Family.
The flower heads have yellow disks and numerous rays that open lavender pink and later turn white. The disks are ringed by multiple layers of slender, equal in length, non-reflexed rays that turn lilac when dry. The flower buds are nodding and have bright pink petals. The flowers are followed by bristly seeds. The upper leaves are alternate, small, and narrowly linear, while the lower leaves are larger and pinnately lobed. The basal leaves soon drop off the plants, leaving only the stem leaves. The stems are hairy.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Beside road to Bear Canyon
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