Sunday, April 23, 2017

Eriophyllum wallacei (Wallace's Eriophyllum, Wallace's Woolydaisy)

4/3/17 Ricardo Campground, Red Rock Canyon State Park,
Kern County, CA 

4/3/17 Ricardo Campground, Red Rock Canyon State Park,
Kern County, CA 


COMMON NAME: Wallace's Eriophyllum, Wallace's Woolydaisy

SPECIES: Eriophyllum wallacei

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 4/3/2017

LOCATION: Ricardo Campground, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Annual 1--15 cm, often tufted, woolly. 

Leaf: 7--20 mm, spoon-shaped to obovate, entire or 3-lobed. 

Inflorescence: head 1; peduncle 1--3 cm; involucre 5--7 mm, bell-shaped; phyllaries 5--10, acute, free; receptacle hemispheric. 

Ray Flower: 5--10; ray 3--4 mm, yellow, occasionally cream-white. 

Disk Flower: many; corolla 2--3 mm, throat minutely puberulent; anther tip awl-like, glabrous. 

Fruit: +- 2 mm, narrowly club-shaped, glabrous or minutely strigose; pappus (0)0.4--0.8 mm. 

Ecology: Chaparral, sagebrush or desert scrub or woodland; 

Elevation: 30--2400 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: e SnFrB, SnGb, SnBr, PR, SNE, D; 

Distribution Outside California: to southwestern Utah, northwestern Arizona, northern Baja California.

Flowering Time: Dec--Jul 

Synonyms: Eriophyllum wallacei var. calvescens S.F. Blake; Eriophyllum aureum Brandegee

eFlora Treatment Author: John S. Mooring & Dale E. Johnson (annual species)

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