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Mariola Parthenium incanum

 

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Mariola
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Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description The deciduous shrub Mariola is intricately branched from the base and reaches a height of 1 1/2-3 ft. Its branches and lobed leaves are cottony-pubescent, lending and overall grayish-white appearance. Flat-topped flower heads, made up of many small, white flowers, terminate the main branches.


Habitat Desert grasslands; dry, gravelly slopes and plains.


Range Nevada, Arizona and s.w. Utah to Trans-Pecos deserts and Edwards Plateau, Texas, south to n. Mexico.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Flower July - October


Native Distribution Arizona & s.w. Utah, to Trans-Pecos deserts & Edwards Plateau, s. to n. Mexico


Site Preference Desert grasslands; dry, gravelly slopes & plains


Soil Preference Dry, caliche soils.


 

 

 

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