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Slender Pentachaeta
(Pentachaeta exilis ssp. aeolica )
Asteraceae

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Description: Annual herb with stems 3/4 - 2 3/8 inches (2-6cm) long, hairy at the base and below the heads. Leaves less than 1 1/4 inches (3.2cm) long, and 1mm wide. Inflorescence are heads (about 23 per plant) with bell-shaped involucres. Ray flowers have petals reduced to yellow tubes tinged with red. Heads contain 6-34 reddish, 5-lobed disk flowers. Fruit are oblong, 1/16 - 1/8 inch (1.5-3mm) long.

Distribution:

Habitat: Valley and foothill grassland. Elevation 2048 - 2736 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms April - May.

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

 

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Last updated: 08-05-2010