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Dicoria canescens

Dicoria canescens (*)

Dicoria canescens

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Dicoria
Species: D. canescens
Binomial name
Dicoria canescens
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Dicoria canescens is a flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name desert twinbugs. This is a plant of the United States' desert southwest, especially the Mojave Desert. This is a plant which forms bushes or thickets of many individuals in the desert sand. The distinctive lower leaves are long, pointed, sharply toothed, and covered in a coat of thin white or gray hairs. The upper leaves are smaller and more rounded. The flowers sometimes grow in pairs of rounded buds, a characteristic which is the origin of the common name "twinbugs".

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