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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Uropappus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Uropappus lindleyi (DC.) Nutt.
Habit: Annual 5--70 cm, leafy stems erect or plants scapose; sap milky. Leaf: 5--30 cm, all basal or some cauline, alternate, +- linear, long-tapered, entire to narrowly lobed, +- soft-hairy, especially petiole base. Inflorescence: heads liguliflorous, 1 on always-erect peduncle; involucre 10--40 mm, narrowly bell-shaped in flower, cylindric to ovoid in fruit, glabrous; phyllaries in 3--4 series, narrowly lanceolate, reflexed in fruit; receptacle flat or convex, epaleate, shallowly pitted. Flower: 5--many; ligules 2--10 mm, equaling or slightly exceeding involucre, pale yellow, abaxially often +- red, readily withering. Fruit: 7--17 mm, slender-fusiform, tapered to beak-like tip in California, 10-ribbed, generally +- black, scabrous; pappus scales 5, 5--15 mm, deciduous, smooth, silvery, bristle-tip 4--6 mm, slender, smooth, from notched scale tip. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Common. Open grassland, woodland, chaparral, deserts, generally in loose soils; Elevation: < 2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA (exc NCo); Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Idaho, Utah, western Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--May Note: Stebbinsoseris species derived from hybrids of Uropappus lindleyi with annual Microseris species.
Synonyms: Microseris lindleyi (DC.) A. Gray; Microseris linearifolia (Nutt.) Sch. Bip.
eFlora Treatment Author: Kenton L. Chambers
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Previous taxon: Uropappus
Next taxon: Urospermum
Citation for this treatment: Kenton L. Chambers 2017. Uropappus lindleyi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=76212, 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.