Tetraneuris argentea

A spring-flowering perennial found in New Mexico and Arizona, differing from other Tetraneuris in have dense, silvery pubescence. The plants photographed below differ from the Flora of North America description in lacking cauline leaves; perhaps this is because they were in a rather dry, exposed site and thus dwarfed, or perhaps I have misidentified them.

Plant habit on the east rim of the Rio Grande gorge on Cebolla Mesa, northwest of Taos, 10 May 2007.

Basal rosettes on Cebolla Mesa, 10 May 2007.

A pseudanthium on Cebolla Mesa, 10 May 2007.

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