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Sonoran Desert Plants
Gamochaeta stagnalis (Desert Cudweed, Rosy Everlasting)



Habitat: washes, near water, canyons, mountains
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: oblanceolate to spatulate to linear,
Flower Color: whitish and purple
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Abundance: rare
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 80 (30.2 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Gamochaeta stagnalis (opens in a new tab).






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