Wildflowers of the Mojave Desert: Rafinesquia Neomexicana


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Rafinesquia Neomexicana
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Leaves of the desert chicory (rafinesquia neomexicana) are narrow, lobed and rather inconspicuous, but the white flowers are relatively large and noticeable, formed of several overlapping rings of white, ligulate florets, notched at the tip, light yellow at the base, and crossed by pinkish veins underneath. This is a common species, inhabiting sandy locations between southern California and southwest New Mexico.

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