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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Eatonella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Eatonella nivea (D.C. Eaton) A. Gray
Habit: Annual 1--4 cm, densely tomentose. Stem: congested. Leaf: basal and alternate, crowded, generally <= 1 cm, linear to obovate, entire. Inflorescence: heads radiate (rays generally inconspicuous), 1, terminal, peduncle 1--35 mm, in flower +- concealed by leaves, in fruit sometimes elongating; involucre 4--5 mm diam, bell-shaped; phyllaries 8--12 in 1 series, 4--5 mm, linear-oblong, free, in fruit reflexed; receptacle flat, epaleate. Ray Flower: 1 per phyllary; ray 1.5--2.5 mm, light yellow, often drying +- purple. Disk Flower: many; corolla 2--2.5 mm, yellow. Fruit: +- 3 mm, oblanceolate, flattened; faces glabrous, black and shiny; margins ciliate with long, white hairs; pappus of 2 fringed scales 1--2.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=38.
Ecology: Sandy or volcanic soil, sagebrush scrub; Elevation: 1250--2900 m. Bioregional Distribution: GB; Distribution Outside California: southeastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho, western Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil
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Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil 2016. Eatonella nivea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=2511, accessed on August 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 27, 2016.