|Photos by Ned Harris 8/17/2016|
For the DYAs, the leaves, bloom time, and elevation are (often) important in distinguishing species. Using Frank's book, I was able to do so and to determined that this flower is a Western sneezeweed (Hymenoxys hoopesii) (36).
Cutleaf coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) (44) blooms at the same general time and elevation as Western sneezeweed. In fact, we saw them in some of the same locations (although the Western sneezeweed is more abundant).
Head to Mount Lemmon for more bloomin' asters!