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Tahoka Daisy/Prairie Aster|
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia (Asteraceae)
A hardy upright to sprawling annual native to the mid-western United States. This variety is easy to recognize by the dense, compact leaves which are deeply divided into many narrow segments. The flowers are a beautiful lavender with bright yellow centers, each at the top of a leafy stem. Prefers sandy or gravelly soil in full sun. Excellent for those hard to maintain locations.
Average planting success with this species: 60%