Friday, February 17, 2017

Hulsea vestita (Pumice Hulsea, Pumice Alpinegold)

 7/2/16 Gravelly area near Cottonwood Creek, Horseshoe Meadow, 10,000' elevation,
Lone Pine Region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA

7/2/16 Gravelly area near Cottonwood Creek, Horseshoe Meadow


COMMON NAME: Pumice Hulcea, Pumice Alpinegold

SPECIES: Hulsea vestita

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/2/2016

LOCATION: 10,000' elevation, gravelly area near Cottonwood Creek along trail to Horseshoe Meadow, Lone Pine Region, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Inyo County, CA 


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Perennial herb generally 1--10 dm, woolly and/or glandular. 

Stem: generally leafy in proximal 1/3--1/2. 

Leaf: basal < 8 cm, 1--3 cm wide, generally spoon-shaped, entire to lobed, cauline few, abruptly smaller, faces generally +- densely woolly. 

Inflorescence: heads 1--2; bracts lanceolate to ovate, glandular, +- long-soft-hairy; involucre obconic to hemispheric, 10--20 mm diam, phyllaries 8--11 mm, oblong to obovate, acuminate, hairy. 

Ray Flower: 9--32; corolla 5--18 mm, ray 2--5 mm wide, yellow to red, puberulent. 

Fruit: 5--7 mm, moderately hairy; pappus 1--2 mm, generally +- equal. 

Note: Subspecies generally geographically separated. 

eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken

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