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Chaenactis douglasii (Douglas' dustymaiden)
Smith, R.W.

Chaenactis douglasii

Chaenactis douglasii (Hook.) Hook. & Arn.

Douglas' Dustymaiden, Dusty Maiden

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CHDO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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 disk; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one had may be disk flowers or rays.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , ND , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , SK

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-02-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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