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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.
Leaves generally opposite; blade elliptic to triangular, margin entire to lobed
Inflorescence: heads discoid, solitary or in ± flat-topped cymes; phyllaries subequal, in 12(3) series; receptacle flat to conic, naked
Flowers 1060; corollas ± white or blue to pink-tinged, cylindric (or throat wider)
Fruit 5-angled, generally 5-ribbed; pappus of 540 slender scabrous bristles, often easily detached
Etymology: (Latin: resembling Ageratum )
Reference: [King & Robinson 1987 Monogr Syst Bot Missouri Bot Garden 22:428436]
Perennial; caudex woodySee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem 4.57 dm, erect or spreading, green, puberulent
Leaves generally opposite; blade generally triangular to ± cordate, yellowish to light or grayish green, glabrous to puberulent
Inflorescence: heads 68 mm, in dense clusters; phyllaries puberulent
Flower: corolla white
Fruit 23 mm
Ecology: Common. Rocky pinyon/juniper woodland
Elevation: 16002200 m.
Bioregional distribution: e Desert Mountains (Clark, New York, Providence mtns)
Distribution outside California: to Colorado, New Mexico, w Texas, n Mexico
Flowering time: MayJun, OctNov
Synonyms: Eupatorium h. (A. Gray) Greene
Horticultural information: TRY.