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Townsendia parryi

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Botanical Description

Stems up to 30cm; growth like T. florifer. Bracts tappering gradually to narrow tips. Rays 1.2-2.5cm long, lavender to purplish, occasionally white or pink. Widespread at moderate to high altitudes. This plant is easily raised from seed but it behaves as an annual or biennial in cultivation.