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Habit: Annual 1--10(15) dm. Stem: +- erect. Leaf: mostly cauline, proximal opposite, most alternate, +- sessile; blade narrowly elliptic to linear or proximal oblanceolate to spoon-shaped, entire or proximal sometimes toothed, coarse-, soft-, or silky-hairy or strigose, all or distal sometimes also stalked-glandular. Inflorescence: heads radiate, in tight groups or +- panicle-like clusters; involucre 3--6+ mm diam, +- hemispheric or obovoid to obconic, sometimes subtended by calyx-like set of bracts; phyllaries 5 in 1 series, linear to oblanceolate, each wholly enveloping a subtended ray ovary, spreading and falling with fruit, on angles coarsely long-straight-hairy to minutely coarse-hairy or scabrous; receptacle flat to convex, densely bristly; paleae in ring between ray and disk flowers, fused or free, scarious. Ray Flower: 5; corolla yellow, ray fan-shaped, deeply lobed, abaxially often red- to purple-veined. Disk Flower: 6, staminate; corolla yellow, tube < throat, lobes deltate; anthers +- dark purple, tips triangular-ovate to +- rounded; style glabrous proximal to undivided, awl-shaped, short-hairy tip. Fruit: ray fruit +- compressed front-to-back, glabrous, black, tip beakless, pappus 0; disk fruit 0, pappus 0.
Species In Genus: 5 species: California, to Washington, Montana, Nevada. Etymology: (Greek: hare leaf, for soft-hairy leaves) Note: Easily overlooked; leaves wither early, heads close at mid-day. Lagophylla diabolensis newly described, added as native.
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to LagophyllaPrevious taxon: Laennecia coulteri
Next taxon: Lagophylla diabolensis
Citation for this treatment: Bruce G. Baldwin 2017. Lagophylla, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 2, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=497, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.