Hymenoxys hoopesii-Western Sneezeweed is part of the Asteraceae (Composite) Family. In some areas, this also has a common name of Owlsclaws or Orange Sneezeweed. Referring back to the scientific name helps people in conversation in speaking about the same plant, as common names can differ from region to region. In truth, this particular flower is not concerned about what name you use, but that she is left to thrive in her own environment. Remember to stay on the hiking paths, take a picture not a flower, and let Nature come back to the original state. As it was, so shall it be.
Mount Lemmon, AZ
Christina Grossman, MA, CCA, CH
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Field Guide: Rose, F. (2012). Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide. Tucson, AZ: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press.
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