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Key to Encelia

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1. Heads in panicle-like cluster, always radiate; leaves ± hairy, hairs curled

2. Heads 3–9 in tight panicle-like cluster; rays well developed; leaves densely silver- or gray-tomentose, not at all strigose ..... E. farinosa

2' Heads 2–5 in loose panicle-like cluster; rays often short, few, deeply lobed; leaves moderately hairy, often partly strigose ..... [E. farinosa × E. frutescens]

1' Heads generally solitary, radiate or discoid; leaves glabrous or hairy

3. Disk corolla brown-purple; leaves green, glabrous to sparsely and minutely strigose or bristly ..... E. californica

3' Disk corolla yellow or orange; leaves green to gray, glabrous or hairy

4. Ray flowers 0; leaves green, strigose but not canescent ..... E. frutescens

4' Ray flowers present; leaves gray-green to green, canescent

5. Leaves silvery green, canescent, not at all strigose; ray flowers 14–25, ray 10–25 mm, shallowly toothed; sw San Joaquin Valley and adjacent Western Transverse Ranges (Cuyama Valley), White and Inyo Mountains, w Desert and adjacent California Floristic Province, Desert Mountains ..... E. actoni

5' Leaves sparsely strigose and lightly soft-canescent; ray flowers 11–21, ray 8–15 mm, deeply toothed; e Mojave Desert, Desert Mountains ..... E. virginensis


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