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Acourtia nana (Dwarf desertpeony)
Nugent, Louis R

Acourtia nana

Acourtia nana (A. Gray) Reveal & King

Dwarf Desertpeony

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Perezia nana

USDA Symbol: ACNA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Mucronate
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Primary bloom time is April, may bloom from March to June.



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Fragrant Foliage: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acourtia nana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acourtia nana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acourtia nana


Record Modified: 2015-05-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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