Psilostrophe tagetina, flowers and foliage Psilostrophe tagetina, flowers
Common Name Wooly Paper Flower
Latin Name Psilostrophe tagetina
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
Height X Width 1 foot X 1 foot, maximum 2 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism Poisonous to livestock
Leaves Slender, fuzzy textured
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Thornless, Songbird, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Yellow flowers bloom early in spring and last for a long time eventually turning into dry and paper-like, fragrant
Nature Value Butterflies and bees use flowers, songbirds eat seeds
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/62460/index.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Psilostrophe_tagetina.html
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PSTA
    Images and data http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/cgi-bin/plantview.cgi?_recordnum=1194
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/NtoQ/psilotrophetaget.htm
    Images, and data http://uvalde.tamu.edu/herbarium/psta.htm
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