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Munz's Tidy-Tips
(Layia munzii )
Asteraceae

Munz's Tidy-tips; Photo Copyright 1998 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Photo Copyright 1998 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.

Description: Annual herb 3/8 -20 inches (1-50cm) tall. Leaves less than 2 3/8 inches (6cm) long, linear to oblanceolate, with the lower leaves lobed. Inflorescence are radiate heads, with 6-15 ray flowers, and 16-108 disk flowers. Rays are 1/8 -1/2 inches (3-14mm) long, and yellow with white tips. Petals are 1/8 - 3/16 inches (3.5 - 5mm) long. Involucres are urn-shaped, with phyllaries (bracts) 1/4 - 3/8 inches (5-9mm) long. Fruit are achenes, 1/8 inch (2.5[4mm) long.

Distribution:

Habitat: Alkaline clay soils. Elevation 480 - 3504 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms March - April.

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

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Last updated: 08-05-2010