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Family: ASTERACEAE 

 Psilostrophe cooperi
 

 

Photo from Michael L. Charters.

  
Author:  Edward Lee Greene 1891
Family:  Asteraceae
Habitat:  California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Northern Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  50 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Paper Daisy, Whitestem Paperflower, Cooper's Paperflower
Synonyms:  Riddellia Cooperi, A. Gray 1868
This member of the Asteraceae family was given this name in 1891 by Edward Lee Greene. It is found in the US and Northern Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow to three centimetres, and the plant to 50 centimetres. The flowers are yellow, and the plant can only be reproduced by seeds.