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Tansy Aster

Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

Description:

Branched stems with fern-like leaves ending in flower heads with many bright purple, very narrow rays surrounding a yellow central disk. Tahoka-daisy is a low, spreading, 6-12 in. annual with delicate but showy, aster-like flowers. Numerous lavender rays surround a yellow center. The stems are densely covered with sharp-pointed, deeply cut leaves which appear fern-like. Plants often form clumps or mounds.

Habitat:

Arid, rocky hillside with seeps.

Notes:

emerald pools trail.

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Jaybird
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Utah, USA

Spotted on Oct 29, 2011
Submitted on Oct 29, 2011

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