Saturday, June 2, 2018

Bebbia juncea var. aspera (Sweetbush)

4/3/11 Shaver's Valley, E. Riverside County, CA

 12/10/05 Shaver's Valley, E. Riverside County, CA

12/10/05 Shaver's Valley, E. Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Sweetbush

SPECIES: Bebbia juncea var. aspera

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 12/10/2005

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

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Stem: 5--15 dm, much-branched, forming a rounded bush <= 3 m diam, glabrous or short-bristly. 

Leaf: 1--3(9) cm, linear, entire or with few, sharp, pinnate lobes, drought-deciduous. 

Inflorescence: heads few; peduncles 1.5--6 cm; involucre 4--15 mm diam; phyllaries 1--7 mm, lanceolate to linear, acute. 

Flower: corolla 6--10 mm. Fruit: 2--3.5 mm; pappus 6--10 mm. 

Ecology: Common. Dry, rocky slopes, desert plains, washes; 

Elevation: < 1500 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: SW, D; 

Distribution Outside California: to southern Nevada, Texas, northwestern Mexico. 

Flowering Time: Generally Apr--Jul 

eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil

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