Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
Xylorhiza tortifolia (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene var. tortifolia
Mojave aster, Mojave woodyaster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Aplopappus tortifolius, Aster abatus, Aster goodingii, Aster mohavensis, Aster tortifolius, Machaeranthera tortifolia, Xylorhiza lanceolata, Xylorhiza scopulorum
USDA Symbol: XYTOT
A low sub-shrub with a rounded form, mojave aster grows to about 2 ft. in height. Its leaves are narrow with spine-tipped teeth. Lavender, aster-like flowers occur singly and are large and showy.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Distribution: S. CA to s. UT & n. & w. AZ
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky, desert slopes & washes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff