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Xylorhiza cognata
Mecca aster Aster Family
Xylorhiza cognata Asteraceae
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common names
  Mecca aster
  Mecca woodyaster
accepted scientific name
  Xylorhiza cognata (H.M. Hall) T.J. Watson
rules for finding collection records
  Aster cognatus (1)
  Aster standleyi (1)
  Machaeranthera cognata (39)
  Xylorhiza cognata (114)
family name
  Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2012 Keir Morse
Image License: CC BY-NC-SA
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Category: Shrubs
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 1.5 to 2.5 inches
Number of ray petals: 20 to 30
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed beginning of December thru 1st week of July

How Likely at this Location (13%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
Links to Plant Photos
Cal Photos (47)
Jay Sullivan (1)
base map where plant found
mag select

Desert
Rocky
grid lines base