Sonoran Desert Naturalist >>> Field Guide >>> Sonoran Desert Flora >>> Asteraceae >>> Trixis californica
Sketched from live specimen
Heads are tall and cylindrical with one tier of
phyllaries and few additional bracts surrounding. The yellow florets
are unusual in that each are two-lipped - and one lip is enlarged and can
appear to be a 'ray flower'. Blooming mid to late spring when large panicles of
yellow flowers are quite showy.
Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family
A particularly attractive specimen of Trixis was found at Mesquite Wash is posted on Flickr.
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