Arctanthemum integrifolium facts for kids
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|Quttinirpaaq National Park, Nunavut|
(Richardson) Tzvelev 1985
Arctanthemum integrifolium, the entire-leaved daisy, is a subarctic species of plant in the sunflower family. It grows in Alaska, northern Canada, Peary Land in northern Greenland, and the East Chukotka region of eastern Russia.
Arctanthemum integrifolium is a perennial herb, rarely more than 12 cm (4.7 in) tall, with a woody underground caudex and a basal rosette of leaves. Each plant usually produces only one flower head, blooming in the summer, containing 11–19 white ray flowers surrounding 60–80 yellow disc flowers.
Distribution and habitat
This plant grows in alpine zones, found most typically on gravelly sites, arctic tundra, and exposed areas with low organic content, such as rock, sand, or gravel. Does not thrive in areas near the sea or where otherwise exposed to salt spray.
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