Melampodium leucanthum

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Melampodium leucanthum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Melampodium
M. leucanthum
Binomial name
Melampodium leucanthum
Torr. & A.Gray

Melampodium leucanthum, the plains blackfoot or blackfoot daisy, is an herbaceous perennial plant in the family Asteraceae found on limestone-containing rocky slopes in the Sonoran Desert.[1]: 41  It is an attractive ornamental with showy flowers and long bloom period, from March to November.[1]: 41 


  1. ^ a b Sonoran Desert Wildflowers, Richard Spellenberg, 2nd ed., 2012, ISBN 9780762773688