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Calycoseris wrightii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Tribe  Cichorieae
Scientific name  Calycoseris wrightii
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Calycoseris
Higher classification  Calycoseris
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Similar  Daisy family, Calycoseris parryi, Cryptantha angustifolia, Baileya pleniradiata, Chaetopappa ericoides

Calycoseris wrightii, commonly known as white tackstem, is an annual spring wildflower, one of two species in the genus Calycoseris; the other species is C. parryi, the Yellow tack-stem. They are part of the sunflower family.

White tackstem is found in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico in California, Nevada, southwestern Utah (Washington County), New Mexico, Arizona, northern Baja California, Sonora, western Texas (El Paso County).United States Department of Agriculture .

Calycoseris wrightii is a white daisy-like flower up to more than 2.0 inches (5 cm) across; when it grows supported amongst other plants it can be more than 45 cm (18 inches) tall. It has one easy distinguishing feature: the closed outside of the ray florets contain two linear purple stripes-(fine reddish veins abaxially-2 to 3 cm (1 in)). It is a spring wildflower found in the desert regions and is plentiful after winter rains. It grows up to 4000 ft (1,220 m) elevation.

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Calycoseris wrightii Wikipedia