Wooly Paperflower

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Description

Sunflower Family : Asteraceae

Latin Name : Psilostrophe tagetina
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – poor
Livestock – poor(Toxic)

Remarks :

Also known as, “Hairy paperflower”. Flowers February to October. Plants flower continuously from spring through frost. The flower petals become pale and papery with age, hence the name “paperflower”. Adapted to various soil types in plains, rangelands, along hillsides and slopes. This plant is well adapted to drought conditions. Wooly paperflower is poisonous to sheep and sometimes cattle. The plant is more toxic in the young, green stage of growth than after maturity. Of little use to wildlife and livestock.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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