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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Xanthisma gracile (Nuttall) D.R.Morgan & R.L.Hartmann (Yellow Spiny Daisy, Slender Goldenweed)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: bajadas, rocky slopes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: pinnatifid,hairy,spine-tipped
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Feb. to Dec.
Spines: spiny leaves
Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Abundance: present but not common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 21. Eudicots: Asteraceae-Aster Family. Phytoneuron 2016-77: 1-164. Published 29 November 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 158 (30.2 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Xanthisma gracile (Nuttall) D.R.Morgan & R.L.Hartmann (opens in a new tab).






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