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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Semi-evergreen. An airy shrub or subshrub that scatters itself widely over large areas. The plant can send roots into the tiniest of rock crevices, surviving on minimal water.
Identification notes: Erect shrub or subshrub, flowers found in compact, terminal often flat-topped clusters; bracts may or may not be hairy; sepals and petals not hairy; individual flowers are not stemmed.
Height: 10 to 20 inches     Width: 15 to 48 inches


Habitat Description: Plant is found in rocky and sandy areas. Prefers sandy or loamy soils.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 2200 - 12000 feet


Color: Primarily white to pinkish   Shape: Regular in round clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Jun - Oct
Description: Flowers are primarily white to pinkish, can be yellow, orange or red, are held upright in multiple "corymbs", that are flat-topped flower formations in which each flower's stem is attached to the main stem at a different point.


Leaf Color: Grayish-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate and opposite   Hairs: Top and bottom of leaves
Description: Leaves are long and narrow, hairy, rolled inward, and sparse.


Color: Brown or black   Type: Achene   Description: Seed is generally brown or black, cone shaped and hairy. Seed is small, less than 1/16 inch in size.


Bark Color: White turning to gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Shreddy or peeling   Bark and Branch Description: Mature stems are woody, somewhat shredded longitudinally, and gray with white hairs.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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