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.