Scientific Name: Psilostrophe cooperi

Common Name: Paperflower
Family: Asteraceae, Aster or Sunflower Family

Duration: Perennial
Size: Up to 1 foot, twice as wide.
Growth Form: Forb/herb, subshrub; mounded, stems and branches covered with a whitish felt-like wool (tomentose).
Leaves: Green, or gray-green; alternate, linear or narrowly lanceolate, new leaves tomentose, 2 or more inches long.
Flower Color: Yellow; showy flowers mostly single heads on slender stems; radiate heads, ray flowers with 3 to 6 petal-like rays, disk flowers 10 to 25, about 5 ray or so flowers; fruit is an achene.
Flowering Season: February to September, mostly spring through fall but may bloom year-round.

Comments: Comments: White-stem Paperflower is a common but showy plant so named because the yellow ray flowers that persist on the flower head after blooming, then turn tannish-yellow and papery in appearance.