Pectis prostrata

A low-growing, five-rayed annual Pectis with phyllaries cohering and falling as a unit with the achenes. In New Mexico P. prostrata is found in the bootheel region.

Plant habit near Mormon Pass in the Peloncillo Mountains, 26 Aug 2007.

Closer view of a pseudanthium and subtending leaves, 26 Aug 2007.

A pseudanthium cut open to show the achenes, 26 Aug 2007.

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