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Paperflower

Psilostrophe cooperi

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
Size
In relative feet, width by height
6"-1' × 1'
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season March-September
Flower Color Yellow
Minimum Temperature Range 10 °F
Leaf Description Alternate, linear hairy leaves
Fruit Gland dotted cypselae (dry one seeded fruits)
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Elevation Range 2000-5000 ft.
Description Peperflower is found in the arid Mojave and Sonoran deserts of western and southern Arizona on rocky foothills and sandy wash edges. This species is a tough and showy native wildflower for desert gardens, with hairy white stems and golden flowers in the springtime. Plant among desert flowers and succulents such as barrel cacti (Ferocactus spp.), globe mallow (Sphaeralcea spp.), and Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens).