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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-26

tree daisy

Verbesina turbascensis

Tree daisy

Too bad there's no way to show the scale of this plant. It looks so ordinary in the photo. In real life, it's about 15 feet tall and looks like giant daisies from outer space!!

If you're in Zones 9A through 11 and have room for a mammoth daisy tree (20 feet high is not unheard of with these guys), you're in luck. Now all you have to do is find a plant, which seem to be in short supply. So is information about growing tree daisies. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-06-17


Gnaphalium californicum

California everlasting

One of the prettiest members of the local chaparral (native plants). Everlasting is a member of the aster family. The plants grow wild here in Zone 10, big clusters of them dotting the canyon hillsides. Read below the fold...

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