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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Blepharipappus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Blepharipappus scaber Hook.
Habit: Annual 5--20(40+) cm, slender-branched, scabrous to variously hairy, distally glandular. Leaf: simple, mostly cauline, proximal opposite, most alternate, sessile, 6--25+ mm, 0.5--1.5 mm wide, narrowly spoon-shaped to linear, entire, generally ascending, margins generally rolled under. Inflorescence: heads 1 or in open, +- flat-topped cluster, radiate; involucre 3--6+ mm diam, obconic to hemispheric; phyllaries 2--8, each partly surrounding ray fruit, falling with fruit, 3--8 mm, lanceolate or oblanceolate, +- hairy and/or glandular; receptacle convex, glabrous, paleate throughout; paleae deciduous, outer phyllary-like, tips of inner green, hairy. Ray Flower: 2--8; corolla white, ray 2--11 mm, widely fan-shaped, abaxially purple-veined. Disk Flower: ; Fruit: 2--3.5 mm, +- obconic, +- round in ×-section, black, generally +- white-hairy; pappus of generally (0)12--18(26), awl-like, fringed to plumose scales. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Openings in sagebrush scrub, yellow-pine forest, juniper woodland; Elevation: 300--2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, n SNH, MP; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Idaho, Nevada. Flowering Time: Apr--Sep Note: Self-sterile.
Synonyms: Blepharipappus scaber subsp. laevis (A. Gray) D.D. Keck
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin
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Previous taxon: Blepharipappus
Next taxon: Blepharizonia
Citation for this treatment: Bruce G. Baldwin 2017. Blepharipappus scaber, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=1761, accessed on April 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 29, 2017.