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Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii)
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Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii)

General: Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii), or Douglas' Pincushion, is a perennial forb that has thick, woolly hairs covering the leaves and stems. The leaves are mostly basal and highly dissected. The yellow flowers are sunflowers without "petals," that is, they are rayless.

Douglas' Dustymaiden is a fairly common component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained gravelly areas on bajadas into the mountains in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland), Transition (Yellow Pine Forest), Canadian (Pine-Fir Forest), Hudsonian (Bristlecone Pine Forest), and Alpine (Tundra) life zones

Around Las Vegas, look for Douglas' Dustymaiden on the slopes of Mt. Charleston and other local mountains.

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)

Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii) Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii)
Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii) Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii)
Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii) Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii)
Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii) Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii)
Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii) Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii)
Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii) Douglas' Dustymaiden (Chaenactis douglasii)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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