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Townsendia parryi (Parry's townsend daisy)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Townsendia parryi

Townsendia parryi D.C. Eaton

Parry's Townsend Daisy

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: TOPA2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Rarely white or pink.


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WY
Canada: AB , BC

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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