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Panamint Daisy
(Enceliopsis covillei )
Asteraceae

Panamint Daisy; Photo Copyright Gary A. Monroe. Clark Co.
Photo Copyright Gary A. Monroe. Clark Co.

Description: Perennial, silvery looking herb, with dense, fine, grayish-white hairs. Stems woody at base. Leaves greenish-white, tufted, and originating at the base. Leaves diamond-shaped or widely elliptic, 2 - 3 1/8 inches (5-8cm) long, 3/4 - 3 1/8 inch (2-8cm) wide. Inflorescence is a radiate head, with the flower 3 1/2 - 5 1/8 inches (9-13cm) across. Flower contains many light yellow colored rays (20-35), each 1 3/8 - 1 1/2 inch (3.5-4cm) long. Fruit is an achene, 3/8 inch (1cm) long, 1/4 inch (6mm) wide.

Distribution:

Habitat: Clayey or rocky subalkaline canyon sides and sandy washes. Elevation 1280 - 5856 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms March - June.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010