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Photographed in the Plomosa Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona, USA. March 1, 2009.
FLOWERS: Flower heads are composed entirely of five-pointed disc
florets, about two dozen per head. Those at margins of the head are slightly
larger. Color in most specimens is white, however, some populations have pale
yellow flowers. Blooming March and April in the Sonoran Desert and highly
dependent on adequate rainfall - absent in drought years. The bracts
surrounding the head blunt or pointed, but not sharply.
Asteracaceae -- Sunflower Family
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