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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Zinnia grandiflora - Rocky Mountain zinnia

Other Common Names: prarie zinnia, plains zinnia, desert zinnia
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Asteraceae


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

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Spreading, many-branched herb forming rounded clump.
Height: 1 foot


Habitat

Habitat Description: Mesas, dry plains, roadsides, and pinyon-juniper woodlands.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 4000 - 6500 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow     Shape: Daisy or dandelion-like not in clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: May - Oct
Description: Bright yellow, 3 to 6 ray flowers, reddish disk flowers in center; to 1-1/2 inches wide; occurring singly on tips of branches.


Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Grayish-green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Linear, very narrow; often somewhat curled, each with 3 ribs or veins; to 1 inch long; appear all along stem.


Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Type: Achene


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