Acourtia nana
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Scientific classification
A. nana
Binomial name
Acourtia nana
(A.Gray) Reveal & R.M.King

Perezia nana A.Gray

Acourtia nana, the desert holly or dwarf desertpeony, is a North American species of perennial plants in the sunflower family. found in the Sonoran Desert.[3]: 77  It is found in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Desert regions of the southwestern United States (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas) and northern Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Zacatecas).[4][5][6]

Flowers, uncommonly seen, have a scent similar to jasmine or violets.[3]: 74 


  1. ^ "Genus Acourtia". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  2. ^ The Plant List Acourtia nana (A.Gray) Reveal & R.M.King
  3. ^ a b Sonoran Desert Wildflowers, Richard Spellenberg, 2nd ed., 2012, ISBN 9780762773688
  4. ^ Flora of North America Vol. 19, 20 and 21 Page 73, 74 Desert holly, dwarf desertpeony Acourtia nana (A. Gray) Reveal & R. M. King, Phytologia. 27: 230. 1973.
  5. ^ Gray, Asa 1849. Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Science, new series 4(1): 111 descriptions in English and Latin
  6. ^ Reveal, J. L. and R. M. King. 1973. Re-establishment of Acourtia D. Don (Asteraceae). Phytologia 27: 228–232.