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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.
Perennial from stout, taprooted caudex, generally ± unbranched
Leaves alternate, generally reduced upward; petiole generally << blade, often winged
Inflorescence: heads generally radiate, 1few, ± large; involucre hemispheric or bell-shaped; phyllaries ± many in 23 series, outer often ± leaf-like; receptacle ± convex; chaff scales ± linear, entire, generally ± hairy
Ray flowers (0)520; ligules yellow
Disk flowers many; corollas yellow, lobes short; anthers brown or yellow, tips triangular; style tips linear, tapered
Fruit: pappus 0 or crown of scales; ray achenes 3-angled; disk achenes 4-angled, sometimes ± compressed
Etymology: (Nathaniel J. Wyeth, US explorer, 18021856)
Reference: [Weber 1946 Amer Midl Naturalist 35:400452]
Plant 47 dm, soft-hairy, ± sticky-glandularSee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Leaves cauline; lower > upper; blades 515 cm, lanceolate to triangular, scabrous above, base obtuse to ± cordate, veiny below
Inflorescence: involucre 23 cm diam, hemispheric to bell-shaped; phyllaries ± equal, 2030 mm, oblong or lanceolate, generally not leaf-like, outer often spreading or reflexed; chaff scales 1213 mm
Ray flowers 1021; ligules 2025 mm
Disk flowers: corollas 10 mm
Fruit 56 mm, glabrous; pappus 0 or minute
Ecology: Wooded slopes, chaparral
Elevation: 300500 m.
Bioregional distribution: n Sierra Nevada Foothills (El Dorado Co.).Threatened by development
Horticultural information: In cultivation.