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Habit: Biennial or perennial herb [annual]; caudex taprooted. Stem: 0 to erect, < 30 cm. Leaf: basal and/or cauline, alternate, petioled, +- entire. Inflorescence: head radiate, generally 1; involucre bell-shaped to hemispheric; phyllaries in 2--7 series, outer generally < inner, free, margins scarious to ciliate; receptacle flat, epaleate. Ray Flower: many; rays white, pink, blue, violet [yellow]. Disk Flower: many; corolla +- yellow; style branches flat, tip hairy. Fruit: +- compressed, brown, glabrous to +- hairy; pappus of minutely barbed to +- plumose, generally flat bristles (ray fruit occasionally also with short outer series).
Species In Genus: 27 species: western North America. Etymology: (D. Townsend, American botanist, 1787--1858) Note: Some species reproduce by asexual seed. Townsendia parryi D.C. Eaton not in California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Geraldine A. Allen & Jeannette Whitton
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to TownsendiaPrevious taxon: Tonestus peirsonii
Next taxon: Townsendia condensata
Citation for this treatment: Geraldine A. Allen & Jeannette Whitton 2017. Townsendia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=639, accessed on March 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 25, 2017.