General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 1-10 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: January-May
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Desert Star
  • Pygmy Daisy
  • Mojave Desert Star

Photo Gallery
Location: Death Valley National Park, California
Date: 2006-04-09
taken during 2006 superbloom
Location: Sidewinder Canyon, Death Valley National Park, CA
Date: February 21, 2016
Desert star (Monoptilon bellioides) growing at the mouth of Sidew
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 23, 2020 8:15 PM concerning plant:
    Range: Southern California to western Arizona and northwestern Mexico.

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