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Wildflower List:

Desert Chicory

Rafinesquia neomexicana


Rafinesquia neomexicana is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family. Common names include Desert Chicory, Plumeseed or New Mexico Plumeseed. Plants are gray-green with sparse foliage and are between 15 and 50 centimeter high. Basal leaves are 5 to 20 centimeter long and pinnate with narrow lobes while leaves further up the stem are smaller. White flowerheads appear at the end of the stems between May and June in the species native range.

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https://calscape.org/loc-California/Desert%20Chicory%20(Rafinesquia%20neomexicana)


Desert Habitat:
  • creosote bush scrub
  • Joshua tree woodland


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