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Woolly Paperflower
Scientific Name: Psilostrophe tagetina (Nutt.) Greene
Synonym: Riddellia tagetina
Family: Asteraceae
Woolly Paperflower (Psilostrophe tagetina)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-12
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: New Mexico, Texas

Growth Habits: Clump forming perennial with erect woolly stems up to 2 feet tall (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds in place

The Psilostrophe 'petals' stay on the flower for a long time after they finish blooming, becoming papery and dry. This is why this plant is called 'Paper Flower'.
There are several species of Psilostrophe in the American West. They are all mildly poisonous. Don't suck on eat or make tea with it.

Cultural Practices:
The Woolly Paperflower is resistant to salt in the ground

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