Psilostrophe cooperi     
Paper flower   
Helenieae Family     

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yellow flowers
fresh flowers (above) and
persistent dry form (below)
pale yellow flowers

 
Form: small rounded shrub; semi-woody
Seasonality: perennial
Size: 1-1.5ft, spread to 2ft
Leaves: linear, very slender, 2in long only 1/2 wide, alternate; green on top, underside silver, hairy when young
Flowers: delicate yellow flowers on stem terminals; bloom in early spring and sporadically; fresh flowers persist for a long period and then even longer when dry, becoming paperlike
Fruit: plentiful seed, like marigold
Stems/Trunks: stems are whitish or silvery, hairy
Range/Origin: Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico; in washes and gravely hillsides
Hardiness: to low teens


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NOTES:


aka Yellow paper daisy

Paper flower plant Paper flower plant
Psilostrophe cooperi in a landscape naturalized form


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