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Plant Spotlight: Mojave Aster

A delightful native wildflower for Morongo Basin is the Mojave Aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia).  Featuring pale purple daisy-like flowers, Mojave Aster blooms from March to May in our area. After flowering, it often dies back but will return the next year. It can also reseed and form new plants in your garden. 
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Creative Commons Generic 2.0 License, Tom Hilton photo
Mojave aster is a host plant for the Desert Checkerspot, a small orange butterfly with black lines and spots.

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  • Stacy Doolittle
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