Acourtia runcinata [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Acourtia runcinata USDA PLANTS Symbol ACRU3
Common Name Peonia, Featherleaf Desertpeony ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36455
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rocky calcareous, sandy clay, and gypsum soils in woodlands and desert scrub.
Plant: Low, upright perennial, 3 to 12 inches tall.
Leaves: Flat or upright basal leaves are large, oblong-oblanceolate overall, with deep, rounded lobes with spiny edges; petioles less than 1 inch to 3.5 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small flowers, single or in groups of 3, on stalks up to 8 inches long, each up to 1 inch across, with 25 to 53 pinkish, curled petals.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: Flora of North America and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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