Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Acourtia nana (Gray) Reveal & King
(Dwarf Desert Holly)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Perezia nana Gray

Acourtia nana is easy to overlook in the lower elevations which it prefers. The leaves are broadly oval and dentate. The previous year's leaves are frequent present as white ghost-like remnants. The flowers are pink-purple.
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Acourtia nana, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Burro Mtns., Engineer Cyn., Apr. 21, 2007

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