Psilostrophe cooperi - Whitestem Paperflower Psilostrophe cooperi - Whitestem Paperflower Paper flower plant
File:Psilostrophe cooperi 3.jpg Psilostrophe cooperi Whitestem Paperflower (Psilostrophe cooperi)
Common Name Paper Flower, Whitestem Paperflower, Cooper's Paper Daisey
Latin Name Psilostrophe cooperi
Family Asteraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones   / 8b-11 
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Between 2,000 feet and 5,000 feet in southwest
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Exposure Full or part sun
Height X Width 1 foot X 2 feet, maximum 2 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Slender, green on top, silver on bottom
Flowers Yellow flowers bloom early in spring and last for a long time eventually turning into dry and paper-like, used for dry arrangements
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Container, rock garden, borders, low maintenance, foliage accent, parkway, bedding, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Hummingbird, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Yellow flowers bloom early in spring and last for a long time eventually turning into dry and paper-like, used for dry arrangements
Nature Value Butterflies bees use flowers, songbirds eat seeds
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Psilostrophe_cooperi.html
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/yellows/yellow05.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psilostrophe_cooperi
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/PaperFlower/PaperFlower.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/84291/
    Images and data http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/Syllabus2/factsheet.cfm?ID=711
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PSCO2
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6916
    Images and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Psilostrophe_cooperi.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Psilostrophe_cooperi.html
    Images, and data http://wc.pima.edu/~bfiero/tucsonecology/plants/wflow_copa.htm
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?609,1728,1729
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PSILO3
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/874.htm
    Nursery, mages, and data http://www.mistymeadowsnursery.com/652/index.html
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