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Habit: Annual 1--18+ dm, strongly aromatic. Stem: erect, branches arched-ascending or +- wand-like, long- and short-bristly, +- glandular, at least distally. Leaf: basal and cauline, proximal opposite, often withered before flower, 4--15+ cm, most alternate, +- sessile, narrowly spatula-shaped to linear or distal lanceolate, entire or serrate, soft-hairy to bristly, distal glandular-hairy and/or with marginal tack-shaped glands. Inflorescence: heads radiate, 1 or in +- raceme- to panicle- or spike-like clusters; peduncle bracts with 1+ tack-shaped glands on tip or margins; involucre bell-shaped or obconic to spheric, 3--9+ mm diam; phyllaries 5--13, elliptic to lanceolate or oblanceolate, each +- half enclosing a ray ovary, falling with fruit, 4.5--7.5 mm, hairy or +- glabrous, generally with tack-shaped glands; receptacle flat, minutely bristly; paleae in 1 series between ray and disk flowers, free, deciduous. Ray Flower: 5--13; corolla +- white, ray 5--10+ mm, generally red- or purple-veined abaxially, lobes +- parallel, 1/4--1/2 length of ray. Disk Flower: ; Fruit: 3.5--4 mm, club-shaped, +- round in ×-section or compressed front-to-back, 10-ribbed, densely ascending-hairy, ray pappus 0 or crown-like; disk pappus similar or of 12--20+, awl-shaped, +- red-brown, ciliate to plumose scales.
Species In Genus: 2 species. Etymology: (For resemblance to Blepharipappus and position in Hemizonia, where originally named as a subgenus) Note: Self-sterile.
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to BlepharizoniaPrevious taxon: Blepharipappus scaber
Next taxon: Blepharizonia laxa
Citation for this treatment: Bruce G. Baldwin 2016. Blepharizonia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=345, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.