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Chrysactinia mexicana     
Damianita daisy   
Astaraceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: low mounding shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 12 inches high, 2ft across
Leaves: needle-like, resinous, aromatic, strong aroma
Flowers: on stem terminals, composite, daisy-like, yellow, 1in in diameter, fragrant; bloom in April-September
Fruit: soft airborne seed (like dandelion)
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: W. Texas and Northern Mexico; elevations 1800 to
3000ft or higher; usually found on south facing rocky slopes
Hardiness: to 0°F

flower close-up Chrysactinia mexicana
Domianita daisy plant




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