Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Pseudognaphalium canescens (White Everlasting)

3/12/17 Vernal Pool Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve,
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: White Everlasting

SPECIES: Pseudognaphalium canescens

FAMILY: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)


LOCATION: Vernal Pool Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Annual or perennial herb.

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. 

Fruit: ridged, weakly papillate-roughened. 

Ecology: Rocky sites, pine woodland; 

Elevation: < 2500 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: c SNH, SCo, SnGb, SnBr, PR, DMtns; 

Distribution Outside California: Utah and Arizona to Oklahoma, Texas, Mexico. 

Flowering Time: Aug--Oct 

Synonyms: Gnaphalium canescens DC.; Gnaphalium wrightii A. Gray

Jepson eFlora Author: Guy L. Nesom

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