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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Chondrilla||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Chondrilla juncea L.
Stem: 4--15 dm; coarse, bristly with downward-pointing hairs in proximal 10--15 cm; distally glabrous. Leaf: basal and proximal cauline wing-petioled, oblong to obovate, occasionally withered at flower, lobes generally reflexed, irregularly toothed, tips pointed; distal linear to thread-like, generally entire. Inflorescence: heads 1 or in small groups, generally in interrupted spike-like clusters; involucre 9--12 mm; phyllaries lance-linear, glabrous, puberulent, or sparsely tomentose. Flower: 7--15; ligule 12--18 mm. Fruit: 8--10 mm, cylindric, body 3--4 mm, ribs 5+ (distally with upward-pointing tubercles), alternating with long grooves; beak 5--6 mm, tip expanded; pappus bristles 40--50+ in 1 series, free, smooth, persistent. Chromosomes: 2n=14+1B, 30.
Ecology: Pastures, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 600 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, SNF, SNH, GV, CW, n SCo, s WTR, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, also eastern Canada, eastern United States; native western Eurasia, Mediterranean, northwestern Africa; naturalized southern South America, Australia, New Zealand. Flowering Time: Jun--Jan
eFlora Treatment Author: L.D. Gottlieb
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Citation for this treatment: L.D. Gottlieb 2016. Chondrilla juncea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=2022, accessed on April 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.