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Ionactis elegans
Scientific classification
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Ionactis
Species:
I. elegans
Binomial name
Ionactis elegans
(Soreng & Spellenb.) G.L.Nesom 1992
Synonyms

Chaetopappa elegans Soreng & Spellenb. 1984

Ionactis elegans, the Sierra Blanca least-daisy, is a rare North American species in the sunflower family. It has been found only in New Mexico in the western United States.

Description

Ionactis elegans is a small perennial rarely more than 9 cm (3.5 in) tall, with a taproot. The plant usually produces 1-3 flower heads, each with 10-24 white or pale lavender ray flowers surrounding yellow disc flowers.

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