Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Dieteria canescens (Pursh) Nuttall
(Purple Aster, Sand Daisy)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Machaeranthera canescens (Pursh) Gray

Dieteria canescens has slender purple rays and a yellow disc, like Dieteria bigelovii. Dieteria canescens has more rays than Dieteria bigelovii, and Dieteria canescens is a lower elevation species.
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Dieteria canescens, photo Russ Kleinman, Rt. 180 south of Tyrone, June 20, 2007

Dieteria canescens, achene, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Oct. 4, 2007

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