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This wildflower is native to eastern California and western Nevada, where it grows in mountain forests, flats, and talus. It is a very small daisy, not exceeding 6 centimeters in height. It forms clumps of hairy, glandular foliage with leaves under four centimeters in length. The inflorescence holds a single small flower head with dark phyllaries and a corolla up to a centimeter wide. The center is filled with golden yellow disc florets and the ray florets are purple.
Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite NP, CA.
Spotted on Dec 25, 2014
Submitted on Dec 25, 2014