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14. Deinandra pallida (D. D. Keck) B. G. Baldwin, Novon. 9: 469. 1999.

Hemizonia pallida D. D. Keck, Madroño 3: 8. 1935

Annuals, 9–100 cm. Stems ± solid or fistulose. Leaves: proximal blades pinnatifid to toothed, faces ± hirsute and sometimes sparsely stipitate-glandular as well. Heads in crowded to open, corymbiform or paniculiform arrays. Bracts subtending heads sometimes overlapping proximal 0–1/2 of each involucre. Phyllaries ± evenly and minutely stipitate-glandular, including margins and apices, with non-glandular, non-pustule-based hairs as well. Paleae in 1 series. Ray florets (7–)8–12; laminae pale yellow, 6–12 mm. Disc florets 10–21, all or mostly functionally staminate; anthers yellow or brownish. Pappi usually of 4–9 linear or oblong scales 0.8–1.1 mm, or of 1–5 subulate to setiform scales 0.1–0.9 mm, rarely 0. 2n = 18.

Flowering Mar–Jul. Grasslands, open woodlands and shrublands, barrens, disturbed sites, sandy, silty, or clayey soils, often ± alkaline; 70–900 m; Calif.

Deinandra pallida occurs in the southern San Joaquin Valley and the bordering Inner South Coast Ranges and southern Sierra Nevada foothills.


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