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Otay Tarplant
(Deinandra conjugens      Also listed under (Hemizonia conjugens) )
Asteraceae

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Description: Annual herb. Stems 8-20 inches (2-5dm) high, with rigid branches mostly starting from above the middle, and having few twigs.The lower leaves are reversed spear-shaped and lobed, and the middle leaves have smooth to toothed margins. Inflorescence contains both ray (outer flowers on the flower head) and disk flowers. There are 8-10 yellow ray flowers, 1/8 - 1/4 inch ( 3-6mm) long per flower head, and 13-21 yellow disk flowers. Fruit is an achene (dry, 1-seeded fruit) 1/8 inch (2.5-3mm) long.

Distribution:

Habitat: Clay soil, coastal scrub, valley and foothill grassland. Elevation 80 - 960 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms May - June.

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Status: Federal Threatened, California State Endangered, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Palm Springs

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010