Guadalupe Island rock daisy Asteraceae Perityle
incana A.Gray symbol: --
Leaf: Alternate, simple, persistent but drought deciduous, ovate in outline, very deeply divided into linear lobes, pubescent, silvery-gray-green above and below.
Flower: Very small, borne in umbrella-shaped clusters on stalks at the branch tips, appearing in early summer.
Fruit: Small achenes, ripening in December.
Twig: Slender, covered in pale pubescence, may be grooved.
Bark: Initially gray, becoming gray-brown.
Form: A barely woody dense multi-stem shrub to 3 feet.
Additional Range Information: Perityle incana is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See the full-size PDF map.
All material © 2019 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range map source information