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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 21 | Asteraceae | Layia

6. Layia leucopappa D. D. Keck, Madroño. 3: 17. 1935.

Plants 8–60 cm (self-incom-patible); glandular, not strongly scented. Stems not purple-streaked. Leaf blades oblong to oblanceolate, 6–50(–80) mm, margins (basal leaves) toothed to lobed. Involucres hemispheric to depressed-hemispheric, 3.5–8(–11) × 4–10(–13) mm. Phyllaries 6–15, apices longer or shorter than folded bases. Paleae in 1 series between ray and disc florets. Ray florets 6–15; laminae white, 3–12(–19) mm. Disc florets 20–100+; corollas 2.5–5 mm; anthers yellow to brownish. Ray cypselae sparsely hairy. Disc pappi 10–13 white, lanceolate, acuminate, ± equal scales 2–3.5 mm, not plumose, not adaxially woolly (bases sparsely setose). 2n = 14.

Flowering Mar–Apr. Grasslands, openings in chenopod scrub (historically), on sparsely-vegetated, clayey, subalkaline soils; of conservation concern; 100–400 m; Calif.

Layia leucopappa occurs in the Comanche and Tejon hills (western Tehachapi Range). Populations of the southern San Joaquin Valley (south and east of Bakersfield) have been extirpated.


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