Wildflowers of the Mojave Desert: Geraea Canescens

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Geraea Canescens
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The bright yellow flowers of the desert sunflower, geraea canescens, have between 10 and 21 overlapping rays around a center of several dozen disc florets, similar in appearance to many other species of the aster family. In favorable conditions the plant can colonize large areas of the desert; it inhabits fairly open, low elevation locations, and blooms between February and May. Leaves are quite large, oval in shape, and covered by short, soft hairs.

Other species in the asteraceae family


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