Desert Wildflowers: Gravel Ghost

image of a wildflower, gravel ghost

Gravel Ghost, also known as Tobacco Weed, Parachute Plant Atrichoseris platyphylla Family: Asteraceae, commonly referred to as the aster, daisy, composite, or sunflower family Fun Facts The genus name, Atrichoseris, means ‘chicory plant without hairs’, referring to the fruit, and the specific epithet, platyphylla, means ‘flat-leaved’. (Source: The plant is adapted to the desert […]

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