Chaptalia nutans

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habit and leaves--what kind of leaf arrangement is present here? inflorescence (head) closeup

head again, showing phyllaries--these green leaflike structures are not sepals; they are involucral bracts, which are called phyllaries in the Asteraceae habit again, showing mature fruits (actually, all you see here are the hairs on the fruits)--how do you think these fruits are dispersed?  Can you see why this plant is commonly called "silverpuff"?