Aniscoma acaulis

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Botanical Name: Aniscoma acaulis
Common Name: Scale bud

A tidy member of the Aster family with white to yellow flowers that is commonly found in dry washes.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3-8 in. H x 6 in. W
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought tolerant
Cold Hardy to: Below 0 degrees F
Flower Season: April to June
Flower Color: White to Yellow
Distribution: Southern Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi Mountain Area, San Joaquin Valley, South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges, Great Basin Floristic Province, Desert. Also found outside California: Nevada, Arizona, Baja California
Natural Habitat: Sandy washes, dry slopes

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