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Damianita Chrysactinia mexicana

 

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Damianita
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Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description Damiantia is a 1-2 ft., bushy, low-growing shrub with stems rising in a mounded or bouquet form from a woody base. This is a very leafy plant the narrow, fragrant foliage is everywhere except on the 1-3 in. long peduncles. These extend from branch tips and bear a solitary, yellow, composite flower. Flowers are abundant.


Habitat Limestone sites in desert plains and mountains.


Range Edwards Plateau and Trans-Pecos, Texas, New Mexico, and adjacent Mexico.


Discussion Technically a shrub; used like a flower. Very drought-tolerant. Creates a vivid, yellow carpet when massed. Excellent border plant for flower bed or a ground cover for hillsides or hot exposed areas.


Comments Technically a shrub; used like a flower. Very drought-tolerant. Creates a vivid, yellow carpet when massed. Excellent border plant for flower bed or a ground cover for hillsides or hot exposed areas.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Flower May - September


Native Distribution Edwards Plateau & Trans-Pecos in Texas, New Mexico & adjacent Mexico


Site Preference Limestone sites in desert plains & mountains


Soil Preference Rocky, limestone soils.


 

 

 

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