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Chaenactis stevioides (Steve's dustymaiden)
Anderson, Wynn

Chaenactis stevioides

Chaenactis stevioides Hook. & Arn.

Steve's Dustymaiden, Desert Pincushion

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Chaenactis gillespiei, Chaenactis latifolia, Chaenactis mexicana, Chaenactis stevioides var. brachypappa, Chaenactis stevioides var. thornberi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A small, openly branched plant with flower heads of all white disk flowers, those around edge larger and somewhat ray-like.

This is one of several Chaenactis species with white flowers.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , NM , NV , NY , OR , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Southeastern Oregon east through southern Idaho to western Wyoming and Colorado, and south to California, Arizona, New Mexico, and northwestern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Rocky or sandy deserts.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-04-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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