Desert Chicory

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Desert Chicory

Desert Chicory  - Rafinesquia neomexicana

by: Honza
Location/Trail:  Norterra Preserve/Sonoran Loop
Date sighted:  4/04/2010
Season:  Spring
This annual has frail and flexible stems, so it uses shrubs for support and shade. The flower head (up to 1.5" - 4cm) has ray flowers only, lacking disk flowers. The flower's centers are yellow pigment at base with petals.
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