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Sonoran Desert Plants
Atrichoseris platyphylla (Parachute plant,gravel ghost,tobacco weed)

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 Atrichoseris platyphylla

 Atrichoseris platyphylla

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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