Friday, February 22, 2019

Ericameria palmeri var. pachylepis (Palmer's Goldenbush)

12/30/18 Sylvan Meadows Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, 
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Goldenbush, Palmer's Goldenbush

SPECIES: Ericameria palmeri var pachylepis

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 12/30/18

LOCATION: Sylvan Meadow Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Plant 5--15 dm, very leafy, puberulent. 

Leaf: 5--20(30) mm, thread-like; axillary leaves 2--10 per node. 

Inflorescence: involucre 6--7 mm; outer and mid phyllaries strongly thickened near tip; midveins often not evident on proximal 1/2 of each phyllary. 

Flower: 6--12(14); ray flower 1--6. 

Ecology: Coastal scrub, disturbed chaparral; 

Elevation: < 800 m. 

Bioregional Distribution:  n SCo, ChI, WTR, w DSon. 

Flowering Time: Aug--Dec 

Jepson eFlora Author: Lowell E. Urbatsch

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