Blow Wives

Scientific Name:

Achyrachaena mollis

Family:

Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

Blooms:

Apr - May

Color:

Yellow-Orange

Annual herb

Native

The fruits of this sunflower relative are showier than its diminutive yellow flowers. The wind picks up these pretty fruits and "blows" them away. Look for them in the grasslands between Donner and Mitchell Canyons.

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Kevin Hintsa

Flower form

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Hank Fabian, iNaturalist

Seed pod form

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