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Granite Mtn - Tr 308 - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Acourtia wrightii - brownfoot

Synonyms: Perezia wrightii
Other Common Names: Wright's desertpeony, pink perezzia
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Asteraceae

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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Sue Smith
Hwy 69
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: A many branched and leafy plant with masses of fragrant pink flowers.
Identification notes: Shrub-like perennial; branched; some leaves clasping, some with short stems, leaves ovate to lance-shaped, toothed on margins; flower heads of 4 to 11 pink flowers, bract tips rounded to shortly acute; brown woolly hairs on base of stems.
Height: To 4 feet


Habitat Description: Found on rocky slopes, in gravelly or sandy soils.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: Below 6000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Pink, purple     Shape: Daisy or dandelion-like in round clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Jan - Jul
Description: Fragrant, rose-pink flower heads are massed in clusters at the top of the stems. Clusters can be 4 inches in diameter. Sometimes blooms later than July.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green, grayish-green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Round or oval     Leaf Margin: Toothed     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: Y
Hairs: No     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves are slightly wavy on the edges and finely toothed with no stem or a short stem, sometimes clasping. Brown, wooly hairs at the base of the stems.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: White   
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Notes: Achenes have many white bristles or hairs.

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