Stemless Mock Goldenweed, more...
[Chrysopsis caespitosa , more]
Plant: Perennial < 5 m diam, ± mat-forming Leaves: 2-10 cm, generally crowded at branch tips, persistent for 2-3 years, oblanceolate, generally 3-veined, glabrous to short-bristly, sometimes sticky INFLORESCENCE: primary inflorescence a head, each resembling a flower; head radiate, solitary; peduncles < 15 cm, naked; involucre 6-10 mm, hemispheric; phyllaries in 2-3 series, linear to ± ovate, acute to acuminate Flowers: Ray flowers 6-15, 8-12 mm; ligules 7-12 mm, yellow; Disk flowers: 25-50; corollas 6-7.5 mm, funnel-shaped, yellow, tube glabrous Fruit: achenes, 3.5-7 mm, glabrous or densely silky; pappus of soft bristles, white or tan Misc: Dry, rocky open scrub; 1900-3200 m.; May-Aug
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