Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Monoptilon bellioides (Desert Star)

3/4/17 Shaver's Valley, Eastern Riverside County, CA

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COMMON NAME: Desert Star

SPECIES: Monoptilon bellioides

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 4/3/2011

LOCATION: Shaver's Valley, Eastern Riverside County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Stem: <= 25 cm. 

Leaf: 5--10 mm, linear to linear-oblanceolate, obtuse to +- acute. 

Inflorescence: phyllaries 4--6 mm. 

Ray Flower: corolla 6--11.5 mm; ray 5--8.5 mm. 

Fruit: 1.5--2 mm. 

Ecology: Sandy flats, washes; 

Elevation: -60--1450 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: D; 

Distribution Outside California: to southwestern Utah, western Arizona, northwestern Mexico. 

Flowering Time: Jan--May(Sep) 

eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil

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