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Shasta Chaenactis
(Chaenactis suffrutescens )
Asteraceae (sunflower family)

Shasta Chaenactis
Photo by Joe Molter, BLM

Description: Small, shrub-like perennial plant, with a woody base that branches below the middle with erect stems, and stands 4 to 24 inches (10 to 60 cm) tall. The foliage is covered with dense, white, felt-like hairs. Leaves are less than 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) long with flat tips. The flowering stalk is 2 to 6 inches (5 to 15 cm) long with 1-few flowering heads, and flowers are white to pink in color.

Distribution: Within public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management's Redding Field Office, found predominantly in the eastern Klamath Mountains of Siskiyou County.

Habitat: Rocky open slopes, cobbly river terraces, occasionally on road cuts. Elevations from 2625 to 6900 feet (800 to 2100 m).

Flowering Period: May to September

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Redding

Last updated: 08-05-2010