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Orcutt's Hazardia
(Hazardia orcuttii )
Asteraceae

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Description: Evergreen shrub 1.6 - 3.3 feet (5-10dm), with-out hairs. Leaves oblanceolate to obovate with a smooth edge, and abruptly pointed at the end. The flower head has both ray and disk flowers. Ray flowers number 8-12, with petals 1/8 inch (2-3mm) long. Disk flowers number 10-12, with petals 2/8 inch (5-7mm) long. The combined bracts (phylaries) beneath the flower heads are 4-6mm wide, with 30-40 phyllaries. Fruit is 1/8 inch (3-4.5mm) and brownish. 

Distribution:

Habitat: Chaparral, coastal scrub, clay. Elevation < 640 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms August - October.

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

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Last updated: 08-05-2010