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Lygodesmia  grandiflora (Nutt.) Torr. & A.Gray  trib. Cichorieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Lygodesmia  grandiflora (Nutt.) Torr. & A.Gray  trib. Cichorieae
SynonymsErythremia grandiflora Nutt. (basionym)
 Lygodesmia arizonica Tomb
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.South-Central U.S.A.ArizonaColoradoIdahoNevadaNew MexicoUtahWyoming
dry, sandy grassland
Altitude900-2700m
Description basal leaves linear to subulate, entire, stem leaves similar, sometimes scaly-like, capitula showy, 1-3 in lax corymb, involucre cylindrical, ligules 5-12, 2-4cm long
Size5-25cm
Colorlavender-blue, pink
Bloomlate spring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 10-16°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of North America www.eFloras.org
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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