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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Atrichoseris platyphylla (Parachute plant, gravel ghost, tobacco weed)

Ajo Peak at Night


Habitat: valleys, washes, bajadas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: basal,simple,,grayish green with purple,finely toothed,glaucous
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: March to April
Spines: spiny leaves
Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Abundance: common in SE California and NW Ariz.
Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Atrichoseris platyphylla (opens in a new tab).






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