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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, generally erect, with tack- or saucer-shaped glands (and generally more normal glandular hairs), generally aromatic
Leaves generally alternate, ± sessile, ± linear, entire, generally reduced upward; lower often deciduous by flower
Inflorescence: heads radiate, variously clustered; peduncle bracts generally with 1+ tack-like glands; each phyllary partly enfolding a ray fruit; chaff scales between ray and disk flowers, fused, forming a cup, or ± free
Ray flowers 16; ligules 313 mm, 3-lobed, white to rose or yellow, sometimes with red spot near base
Disk flowers 1many; corollas 29 mm, colored ± like ligules
Fruit: ray fruit ± 3-angled, inner surface ± flat, outer surface rounded to ± angled, pappus 0; disk fruit angled, base tapered, pappus 0 or generally of ± lanceolate (and sometime wider) scales
Species in genus: ± 9 species: especially CA (OR, NV)
Etymology: (Greek: cup gland)
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Stem 16 dm; branchlets many above, flexible, minutely scabrous, glandular
Leaves: lower many, 18 cm
Inflorescence ± spike-like or terminal on branchlets; heads 14 per node; peduncle bracts 15 mm, tack-like gland generally 1; phyllaries 2.53.5 mm, outer surface minutely glandular, tack-like gland 01; chaff scales 35 mm, outer surface glandular, tack-like gland 0
Ray flowers 02; ligules white, generally deeply lobed, middle lobe smallest
Disk flowers 12
Fruit: ray fruit smooth or rough-wrinkled, ± glabrous; disk pappus scales 613, lanceolate, acuminate
Ecology: Rocky, exposed places
Elevation: < 300 m.
Bioregional distribution: n&c Sierra Nevada Foothills.