Scientific Name

Acourtia microcephalaDC

Family

Asteraceae

General

This is a tall perennial herb with large heart-shaped leaves. Leaves and stems are covered with sticky resin. Purple, bristly flowers occur in large head.

CI

Acourtia is visible soon after onset of winter rains, but flowering does not occur until Summer (early June in 2004).

References

See this species on CalFlora.

The Jepson Manual  (2012:  230).                           

McAuley (1996:  188).

acourtiamicrocephala-10apr2013

Acourtia microcephala, young plant, on hillside above Malibu Hall, CI (10 April 2013).

acourtiamicrocephala-22june2003-1Acourtia microcephala, flowers, on hillside to south of University Glenn, CI (22 June 2003).

acourtiamicrocephala-22june2003-2Acourtia microcephala, flowers, on hillside to south of University Glenn, CI (22 June 2003).

 

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Acourtia microcephala on north face of hill above (to south) of Malibu Hall, CI (10 April 2014).

acourtia-microcephala-12june2016-2Acourtia microcephala along crest line of hill to north between University Glen and University Park, to the north Camarillo Street (12 June 2016).

 

acourtia-microcephala-13june2014-1Acourtia microcephala near base of hill just to south of University Glen, CI campus (13 June 2014).

acourtia-microcephala-13june2014-15Acourtia microcephala near base of hill just to south of University Glen, CI campus (13 June 2014).

acourtia-microcephala-13june2014-23Acourtia microcephala near base of hill just to south of University Glen, CI campus (13 June 2014).

acourtia-microcephala-13june2014-5Acourtia microcephala near base of hill just to south of University Glen, CI campus (13 June 2014).

 

 

 

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