Zinnia acerosa [Asteraceae]


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Scientific Name Zinnia acerosa USDA PLANTS Symbol ZIAC
Common Name Desert Zinnia, Dwarf Zinnia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 38712
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry, sometimes calcareous soils in desert areas, on slopes, flats and prairies; from 3,000-7,500 ft.
Plant: Low-growing upright rounded or flat-topped perennial with hairy, much-branched stems; 4 to 10 inches tall.
Leaves: Numerous linear to oblanceolate-linear or acerose (needle-like), leaves 1/4 to 3/4-inch long and less than 1/8-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Solitary composite flower heads on the branch tips with 4 to 6 nearly round to broadly oblong white rays with green veins beneath; 8 to 13 yellow disk florets drying to reddish; bell-shaped involucre with nearly round to oblong phyllaries, thin, papery, with ciliate edges.
Bloom Period: April to November.
References: SEINet and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
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