Chaenactis douglasii (Hook.) Hook. & Arn.
Douglas' Dustymaiden, Dusty Maiden
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: CHDO
Dusty Maiden is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae) which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts. Flower-like heads: tiny, radially symmetrical central flowers form the disc; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one head may be disc flowers or rays.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , ND , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , SK
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Chaenactis douglasii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chaenactis douglasii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chaenactis douglasii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff