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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
Xylorhiza tortifolia (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene var. tortifolia
Mojave aster, Mojave woodyaster
Synonym(s): Aplopappus tortifolius, Aster abatus, Aster goodingii, Aster mohavensis, Aster tortifolius, Machaeranthera tortifolia, Xylorhiza lanceolata, Xylorhiza scopulorum
USDA Symbol: XYTOT
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Sep , Oct
, UT Native Distribution:
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 Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff