Tohoka Daisy; Tansyleaf Spine Aster
White Sands National Monument, NM
Oct. 1, 2008
Asters can be a pain to identify because there are so many different kinds. The leaves of this plant don't match the type of aster that was in the park plant list. This one had straight leaves, the ones in my ID books and in university plant webites have fernlike leaves. I just have to trust the National Park Service botanists!