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Family: Compositae (Asteracae), Sunflower Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 3.5' (1 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Summer/Fall
Habitat Preferred: Roadsides, washes
Photo(s) taken at: Peck's lake, 8/99 (Flowers), 9/17/99 (Flower & Seed Head)
Bloom Color: Blue ray flowers with yellow disk flowers.
Other Common Names:
Comments: The pictured plant is probably M. canescens.
Further Reference & Sources: "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press