Photographed at Proctor Road and Madera Canyon, Pima Co., Arizona. 10 Sep. 2010.
Red-Coat Seed Bugs are among the insects that feed on the flower heads developing seeds. Superior, Pinal Co., Arizona. 24 Sept. 2017.
SHRUB: Medium-sized shrub mostly less than one
meter tall with many stems from base.
Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family
The flowers, which appear in late summer or fall, are attractive to many kinds of insects including wasps, bees, butterflies and flower-loving flies:
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