Scientific Name: Trixis californica
Common Names: American Threefold, Trixis
Growth Habit: Shrub, Subshrub
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert, Upland. This wildflower grows on rocky slopes.
Flower Color: Yellow
Flowering Season: Spring. It typically blooms in the springtime, but it can bloom sporadically at other times of the year.
Height: To 3 feet (91 cm) tall
Description: The flower heads are rayless, 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) wide, and surrounded by green, leaf-like bracts. The flowers are followed by seed heads with straw-colored bristles. The leaves often have curled-under margins and are dark green, alternate to whorled, lanceolate in shape, and up to 2 inches (5 cm) long.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Genus: Trixis P. Br. – threefold
Species: Trixis californica Kellogg – American threefold
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