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Jepson Interchange (more information)
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Annual to tree
Leaves basal or cauline, alternate to whorled, simple to compound
Inflorescence: 1° inflorescence a head, each resembling a flower, 1many, generally arrayed in cymes, generally subtended by ± calyx-like involucre; flowers 1many per head
Flowers bisexual, unisexual, or sterile, ± small, of several types; calyx 0 or modified into pappus of bristles, scales, or awns, which is generally persistent in fruit; corolla radial or bilateral (rarely 0), lobes generally (0)45; stamens 45, anthers generally fused into cylinder around style, often appendaged at tips, bases, or both, filaments generally free, generally attached to corolla near throat; pistil 1, ovary inferior, 1-chambered, 1-seeded, style 1, branches 2, generally hair-tufted at tip, stigmas 2, generally on inside of style branches
Fruit: achene, cylindric to ovoid, generally deciduous with pappus attached
Genera in family: ± 1300 genera, 21,000 species (largest family of dicots): worldwide. Largest family in CA. Also see tribal key to CA genera: Strother 1997 Madroño 44(1):128. See glossary p. 25 for illustrations of general family characteristics.
Annual to perennial herb
Stems 15, 115 dm, ± hairy, glandular
Leaves alternate; petioles generally ciliate; blades generally ± oblanceolate, entire to lobed, ± reduced upward
Inflorescence raceme-like; heads radiate, 1many; bracts ± narrowly lanceolate; involucre hemispheric to obconic; phyllaries many, in 23 series, linear to obovate, green, ± glandular; receptacle naked
Ray flowers: ligules yellow to red
Disk flowers many; corollas 59 mm, yellow to orange, generally glabrous
Fruit 410 mm, linear to club-like, black, ± hairy; pappus scales generally 2 pairs, 410 mm, generally deeply cut, generally translucent
Species in genus: ± 8 species: w US
Etymology: (G.W. Hulse, US Army surgeon, botanist, 18071883)
Reference: [Wilken 1977 Madroño 24:4855]
Perennial 36 dm, ± glandularSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Leaves: basal generally 56 cm, coarsely toothed; petiole long-ciliate
Inflorescence: heads generally 10 mm, < 20 mm wide; phyllaries 810 mm, 13 mm wide, lanceolate, acuminate
Ray flowers 1023; corollas 1012 mm, 24 mm wide, yellow, short-hairy
Fruit 68 mm, sparsely hairy; pappus scales 13 mm, unequal, tinged red
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Gravelly soils, montane forest
Elevation: 15002700 m.
Bioregional distribution: c&s High Sierra Nevada.