Friday, March 10, 2017

Rafinesquia neomexicana (Desert Chicory)

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

3/15/19 Desert Lily Sanctuary, Desert Center,
Chuckwalla Valley, E. Riverside County, CA

2/6/05 Shaver's Valley, E. Riverside County, CA

4/3/17 Day use area off CA 190 between Stove Pipe Wells and Emigrant,
Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, CA

4/4/17 Ricardo campground, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA
Blooms were sparse this year


COMMON NAME: Desert Chicory

SPECIES: Rafinesquia neomexicana

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 2/6/2005

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


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Stem: 1--several, 1.5--6 dm, often supported by branches of shrubs. 

Inflorescence: heads 1--few in cyme-like clusters; involucre 18--25 mm. 

Fruit: 11--16 mm (body 8--10 mm, beak 3--6 mm); pappus bristles 10--15 mm. 

Ecology: Gravelly, sandy soils, scrub, woodland; 

Elevation: 200--1500 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: s SNH, SnBr, W&I, D; 

Distribution Outside California: to Utah, New Mexico, Texas; northern Mexico. 

Flowering Time:Feb--Jun 

eFlora Treatment Author: L.D. Gottlieb

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