(Layia jonesii )
Photo Copyright Gary A. Monroe. San Luis Obispo Co., CA
Description: Annual unscented herb, 2 3/4 - 22 inches (7-55cm) tall. Leaves less than 2 3/4 inches (7cm) long, linear and lobed. Inflorescence are radiate heads, with stems 3/8 - 3 1/8 inches (1-8cm) long. Radiate heads contain 13-27 ray flowers, and 35-100 disk flowers. Petals of ray flowers are yellow with white tips, 1/4 - 3/8 inches (5-10mm) long. Petals of disk flowers are 1/8 - 3/16 inches (3-5mm) long. Involucres are urn-shaped, with the phyllaries (bracts) 1/8 - 5/16 inches (4-8mm) long, and with the bases bulging out.
Habitat: Open serpentine or clay slopes. Elevation 16 - 1280 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms March - May.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B