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Desert zinnia

(Zinnia accerosa)

Likes caliche and clayey soils, old dirt roads and the shade of creosote and white thorn bushes. Related to the garden zinnia. Resembles the yellow paperflower (Psilostrophe cooperi) which grows in the same areas. The flowers dry paper-thin and often remain on the plant.

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