Leaf blades 2-8 × 1-6 cm, ultimate margins coarsely toothed, faces sparsely strigillose and gland-dotted. Ray laminae 15-20 mm. Cypselae 2-3 mm. 2n = 34. Flowering summer-fall. Rocky sites, canyon walls; 1500-2700 m; Ariz., N.Mex.; Mexico (Chihuahua).
FNA 2006, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Subshrub General: Herbaceous perennials, suffrutescent, stems branching, herbage slightly pubescent. Leaves: Alternate, ovate, 3-lobed, 2-8 cm long and 1-6 cm wide, the ultimate margins coarsely toothed, faces sparsely stiff hairs and gland-dotted. Flowers: Heads radiate, rays yellow, laminae 5-20 mm long, pistillate, loosely clustered, disk flowers yellow, numerous, receptacles conic, heads mostly solitary on branch tips. Fruits: Achenes 2-3 mm long, quadrangular, without pappi, Ray pappus with a few short scales. Ecology: Found in rocky areas on slopes and canyon walls, from 5,000-9,000 ft (1524-2743 m); flowering July-September. Distribution: Arizona, New Mexico; Mexico. Notes: Look to the yellow, scattered rays, the conic receptacle, and the epappose quadrangular achenes of the disk flowers to help identify this species. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Zaluzania is thought to be named for Adam Zaluziansky von Zaluzian (1558-1613) a Polish physician and botanist. Synonyms: Viguiera triloba, Gymnolomia triloba Editor: LCrumbacher 2011