Monday, July 22, 2013

July 21, 2013: Compass Plant

Compass Plants (Family: Asteraceae) are in bloom in many areas of the Park. The name comes from the tendency of their foliage to align in a north-south direction. Their taproots may grow more than 9 to 14 feet deep, aiding in their drought resistance. 7/20/13 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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