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Willow Dells - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Perityle ciliata - fringed rockdaisy

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Asteraceae

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Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Willow Dells
Sue Smith
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Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Willow Dells
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial   Similar Species: Perityle emoryi
General Desc: Low growing, clump-forming plant with many erect or pendulous stems. The daisy-like flowers are found loosely clustered at the ends of the stems.
Identification notes: This species is a forb/subshrub with pappus awns while P. emoryi is an annual without pappus awns.
Height: 6 to 12 inches


Habitat Description: Rocky slopes.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 3000 - 7500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White, yellow     Shape: Daisy or dandelion-like in clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Mar - Oct
Description: Each flower head has 6 to 10 white ray flowers with 30 to 40 yellow disk flowers at its center.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Triangular     Leaf Margin: Toothed     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: The leaves are coarsely serrated or sometimes shallow-lobed.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Type: Achene

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