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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Crocidium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Crocidium multicaule Hook.
Habit: Annual 5--30 cm. Stem: 1--few from base, generally unbranched, glabrous to +- tomentose (especially lower axils). Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate, 10--25 mm, linear to obovate, +- fleshy, entire or few-toothed, cauline reduced. Inflorescence: heads 1, radiate, long-peduncled; involucre +- bell-shaped; phyllaries 5--13 in 1 series, fused at base, ovate or elliptic, thin, veiny; receptacle conic, epaleate. Ray Flower: 5--13; ray 4--10 mm, yellow. Disk Flower: 12--100+; corolla 2--3 mm, yellow; anther bases rounded, tips narrowly triangular; style branches flattened, tips triangular, minutely papillate. Fruit: 1.5--2.5 mm, elliptic, ribbed, brown, puberulent, gelatinous when wet; pappus 1--3 mm, of barbed bristles, early-deciduous (often 0 on ray fruit). Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Sandy soils, grassland, open woodland; Elevation: generally <= 1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoR, CaRF, SNF, e SnFrB, SCoR (uncommon), MP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Idaho. Flowering Time: Feb--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Crocidium
Next taxon: Crupina
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil 2017. Crocidium multicaule, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=2425, accessed on February 27, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 27, 2017.