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Photographed near townsite of Brenda, near Quartzite, La Paz County, Arizona, USA. 30 April 2010.
FLOWERS: Flower heads are composed entirely of five-pointed disc
florets, ten to twenty or more per head. All of the florets including those at
the margin are about the same size. Color in most specimens is white,
occasionally pinkish. Blooming March and April in the Sonoran Desert and highly
dependent on adequate rainfall - absent in drought years. The bracts
surrounding the head are rather sharply pointed.
Asteracaceae -- Sunflower Family
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