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Annual to tree
Leaves basal or cauline, alternate to whorled, simple to compound
Inflorescence: 1° inflorescence a head, each resembling a flower, 1–many, generally arrayed in cymes, generally subtended by ± calyx-like involucre; flowers 1–many per head
Flowers bisexual, unisexual, or sterile, ± small, of several types; calyx 0 or modified into pappus of bristles, scales, or awns, which is generally persistent in fruit; corolla radial or bilateral (rarely 0), lobes generally (0)4–5; stamens 4–5, anthers generally fused into cylinder around style, often appendaged at tips, bases, or both, filaments generally free, generally attached to corolla near throat; pistil 1, ovary inferior, 1-chambered, 1-seeded, style 1, branches 2, generally hair-tufted at tip, stigmas 2, generally on inside of style branches
Fruit: achene, cylindric to ovoid, generally deciduous with pappus attached
Genera in family: ± 1300 genera, 21,000 species (largest family of dicots): worldwide. Largest family in CA. Also see tribal key to CA genera: Strother 1997 Madroño 44(1):1–28. See glossary p. 25 for illustrations of general family characteristics.



Meredith A. Lane

Species in genus: 1 sp
Etymology: (Alice Eastwood, western American botanist, 1859–1953)


E. elegans Brandegee

Shrub, appearing glabrous
Stems < or = 1 m, ± striate; new growth yellow to tan; bark of older growth gray-white, shredding with age
Leaves alternate, sometimes in axillary clusters below, < or = 4 cm, < or = 4 mm wide, ± linear, entire, minutely scabrous
Inflorescence: heads discoid, solitary or in open panicles; involucre bell-shaped, < 2 cm, < or = 2 cm wide; phyllaries in 2–4 series, narrow, whitish, tips acuminate, green; receptacle hemispheric, chaffy, scales readily deciduous
Flowers 30–40; corollas < or = 6 mm, cylindric to funnel-shaped, yellow; style branch appendages lanceolate
Fruit < or = 2 mm, narrowly obconic, obscurely 3–4-angled, hairy, especially on angles; pappus of 5–8 scales, > fruit
Chromosomes: 2n=18
Ecology: Banks and hillsides
Elevation: 60–1250 m.
Bioregional distribution: Tehachapi Mountain Area, s San Joaquin Valley, se San Francisco Bay Area, Inner South Coast Ranges
Horticultural information: TRY; DFCLT.

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