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Boltonia diffusa
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Scientific classification
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Astereae
Genus:
Boltonia
Species:
B. diffusa
Binomial name
Boltonia diffusa
Elliott
Synonyms
  • Cacotanis ciliata Raf.
  • Boltonia interior (Fernald & Griscom) G.N.Jones, syn of var. interior

Boltonia diffusa (smallhead doll's daisy) is a North American species of plants in the sunflower family. It native to the United States, primarily the states along the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Florida plus the lower Mississippi Valley from Louisiana to Illinois. There additional populations in the eastern United States as far north as Virginia.

Boltonia diffusa is a small perennial rarely more than 20 cm (8 inches) high. It spreads by stolons (horizontal stems running along the surface of the ground). It has many daisy-like flower heads with white or lavender ray florets and yellow disc florets.

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