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Tanseyleaf Tansyaster
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
  
About Tanseyleaf Tansyaster (Machaeranthera tanacetifolia) 3 Nurseries Carry This Plant Machaeranthera tanacetifolia is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names tansyleaf tansyaster and Tahoka daisy. It is native to northern Mexico and the southwestern and central United States, where it grows in several types of habitat. It is an annual or biennial herb growing one or more branching stems up to about 70 centimeters in maximum height. The multilobed leaves are up to 12 centimeters long. The flower cluster bears one or more flower heads lined with spreading or curling, pointed phyllaries. The head has a center of many yellow disc florets and a fringe of many lavender to purple ray florets each 1 to 2 centimeters long. The fruit is a flat achene about a centimeter long including the pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
1.2 - 2.3 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers loamy soils

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Desert

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 9.5" - 9.7", Summer Precipitation: 2.73" - 2.84", Coldest Month: 42.6" - 42.8", Hottest Month: 66.9" - 67.0", Humidity: 5.08" - 20.26", Elevation: 5480" - 5606"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Aster tanacetifolius
Common Names: Tahoka Daisy, Takhoka-daisy, Tanseyleaf Aster, Tanseyleaf Goldenweed, Tansyleaf Tansyaster


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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