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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 20 | Asteraceae | Lessingia

1. Lessingia glandulifera A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 17: 207. 1882.

Lessingia germanorum Chamisso var. glandulifera (A. Gray) J. T. Howell

Plants 5–40 cm. Stems erect, tan, glabrous or villous to woolly. Leaves: basal withering before flowering; cauline margins ± entire, faces sessile-glandular, abaxial glabrous or villous to woolly. Heads borne singly at ends of branchlets. Involucres obconic to cylindric, 4–7 mm. Phyllaries green, glabrous or villous to tomentose, gland-dotted; inner scarious. Disc florets 10–30; corollas yellow (tubes without brown-purple band inside); style-branch appendages lanceolate, 0.3–1.3 mm. Pappi white to tan, equaling or longer than cypselae.

Varieties 3 (3 in the flora): w United States, nw Mexico.

1 Phyllaries tomentose   1a Lessingia glandulifera var. peirsonii
+ Phyllaries glabrous or villous   (2)
2 (1) Stems and abaxial leaf faces woolly (Warner Springs, San Diego County, California)   1b Lessingia glandulifera var. tomentosa
+ Stems and abaxial leaf faces glabrous or villous   1c Lessingia glandulifera var. glandulifera


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