Sunday, November 6, 2016

Pseudognaphalium thermale (Slender Everlasting)

11/4/16 Idyllwild County Park, San Jacinto Mountains, Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Slender Everlasting

SPECIES: Pseudognaphalium thermale

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 11/4/2016

LOCATION: Idyllwild County Park, San Jacinto Mountains, Riverside County, CA


From Jepson e-Flora Taxon Page:

Habit: Perennial herb, scented. 

Stem: 2--7 dm, loosely tomentose, not glandular. 

Leaf: proximally or not crowded, 3--8 cm, 3--6 mm wide, reduced distally on stem, narrowly oblanceolate, not clasping, decurrent 5--18 mm, flat, faces loosely tomentose, sessile-glandular beneath long hairs. 

Inflorescence: loose to dense, flat-topped to panicle-like cluster; involucre (4)5--6 mm, top- to bell-shaped when pressed; phyllaries in 3--4(5) series, ovate to ovate-oblong, +- white, transparent or opaque, generally shiny, sometimes dull, outer widely acute, inner rounded to short-pointed, glabrous. 

Pistillate Flower: 35--55. 

Disk Flower: (2)4--7. 

Fruit: ridged, densely papillate-roughened. 

Ecology: Openings in forest, riverbeds, banks, roadsides; 

Elevation: 100--2500 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO, CaRH, c&s SNF, SNH, SnGb, SnBr, SnJt, PR (Cuyamaca Mtns), SNE; 

Distribution Outside California:to British Columbia, Wyoming, Utah. 

Flowering Time: Jun--Sep 

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