I"ve been an amateur botanist since circa 1997 with a special interest in California native plants. A corollary passion of mine is birding and, like many fellow birders, I keep a Life List of all the bird species that I've observed in my lifetime. So I thought, why not also create a life list for plants I've seen in the field? In addition to California natives, I've also included a smaller list of plants that I've observed and photographed in their native habitats outside of the U.S.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Pseudognaphalium canescens (White Everlasting)
3/12/17 Vernal Pool Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve,
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA
LIFE LIST NOTES:
COMMON NAME: White Everlasting
SPECIES: Pseudognaphalium canescens
FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)
LIFE LIST DATE: 3/12/17
LOCATION: Vernal Pool Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA
Stem: 2--10+ dm, persistently tomentose, not glandular.
Leaf: generally 2--4(5) cm, 2--8(15) mm wide, +- oblanceolate, not clasping, not decurrent, flat, opposing faces weakly contrasting in color, tomentose, adaxially less densely so, occasionally also sessile-glandular.
Inflorescence: generally loose, rounded to +- flat-topped; involucre 4--5 mm, top- to bell-shaped when pressed; phyllaries in 3--4 series, narrowly lance-ovate, dull to shiny, white, opaque to transparent, glabrous.
Pistillate Flower: (16)24--44.
Disk Flower: (1)2--5(6), 5--6 more common in northern part of range.