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Mojave Woodyaster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
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Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)

General: Mojave Woodyaster (Xylorhiza tortifolia), also called Desert Aster, is an upright shrub with narrow leaves that have prickles along the edges and big, purple sunflowers with a yellow center.

Desert Aster is a fairly common component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained gravelly areas on bajadas into the lower mountains in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) life zone.

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)

Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia) Desert Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Mojave Woodyaster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Mojave Woodyaster in rocky habitat
Mojave Woodyaster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Mojave Woodyaster in the Black Mountains, Gold Butte NM

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