Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wyethia mollis (Mule Ears)

  7/3/16 North Lake Road, Bishop region, Eastern Sierra,
Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA

7/5/16 Parker Lake trailhead, Parker Lake Road off June Lake Loop (SR 158),
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

7/7/16 Green Creek Road, Toiyabe National Forest,
Eastern Sierras, Mono County, CA



SPECIES: Wyethia mollis

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/3/2016

LOCATION: North Lake Road, Bishop region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, 
Inyo County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Plant 3--5(10) dm, +- tomentose, often becoming glabrous. 

Leaf: basal blade 20--40 cm, oblanceolate to widely obovate, +- densely tomentose, generally glandular, becoming glabrous. 

Inflorescence: heads 1--3; peduncle 1--10 cm, leafy-bracted; involucre +- 2 cm diam, +- bell-shaped; phyllaries generally few, +- equal, 15--35 mm, lance-oblong, acute to obtuse; paleae 15--16 mm. 

Ray Flower: 6--15; ray 15--45 mm. 

Disk Flower:corolla 10 mm. 

Fruit: 9--11 mm; distally puberulent to tomentose; pappus of scales <= 1 mm, occasionally also 1--few lanceolate scales <= 8 mm. 

Ecology: Open forest, meadows, dry rocky slopes, sagebrush scrub; 

Elevation: 900--3400 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaR, n&c SN, MP, n SNE; 

Distribution Outside California: southeastern Oregon, western Nevada. 

Flowering Time: May--Jul(Sep) 

eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil

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