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Illustrated from a specimen found near summit of Piestewa Peak, Phoenix,
Maricopa County, Arizona.
FLOWERS: Yellow, borne in small heads that are themselves borne in
fairly dense panicles with most of the heads clustered near the top. The
specimen illustrated at left was growing in marginal habitat so the flowering
heads are sparser than usual. Overall appearance is reminiscent of goldenrod
and like goldenrod late summer to fall is the usual blooming time, although the
illustrated specimen was blooming in early December.
Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family
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