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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Townsendia annua (Annual Townsend Daisy)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: disturbed areas, sandy areas, alkali flats
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: oblanceolate,simple,entire,smooth
Flower Color: white or whitish or pink or lavender and yellow
Flowering Period: Apr. to Oct.
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 151 (30.2 MB pdf)

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






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