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Mariola Parthenium incanum


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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.