Palafoxia sphacelata

Palafoxia sphacelata

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Sand Palafox, Showy Palafox
Photo taken on: September 14, 2016
Location: Lemitas Trail, Santa Fe NF, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Sandy areas

Grows from 4" to 24" high, this was about 12", with a slender sticky-hairy stem. Leaves are few and narrowly lance-shaped. Flowers are an inch across at the end of the branches with three-lobed petals.

Flora of North America reference.

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