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Geraea canescens

Dune Sunflower, Desert Sunflower, Desert Gold

Geraea canescens
Geraea canescens
Geraea canescens
Geraea canescens

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: valleys, sand dunes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: lanceolate or ovate
leaf surface3: canescent
leaf margin3: toothed and/or wavy
Flower color2: yellow
Flowering period2: Jan. to June
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Compositae (composite family)
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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