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Flower heads
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Flower heads
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Subshrub or shrub with a bushy, broom-like habit; stems woody only at bases; relatively small leaves; early flowering period, flower heads borne singly at ends of stems. This plant is a severe allergen.
Identification notes: Less than 3 feet tall, much branched from the base, leaf margins smooth or finely serrated, herbage not hairy or only slightly hairy.
Height: 2 to 3 feet     Width: 1 to 2 feet


Habitat Description: Found in dry, sandy areas.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 1000 - 6500 feet


Color: White   Shape: Daisy or dandelion-like, not in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - Jul
Description: Flowers are usually borne singly at the terminal ends of branches.


Leaf Color: Green to gray green   Type: Simple   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Leaves are small, less than 1/2 inch long, often withered and absent at flowering. Margins are smooth or finely serrated.


Color: Brown   Type: Capsule   Description: Small oblong seed pods develop from each flower and contain multiple tiny seeds.


Bark Color: Green   Bark Texture (Mature): Smooth   Bark and Branch Description: Base of plant is woody with stems that are erect and slender.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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