Scientific Name

Stylocline gnaphaloides Nutt.                                

Family

Asteraceae 

General

     This tiny annual herb is found in southern California, Arizona and adjacent regions on Mexico.                             

CI

     Observed mainly on open, brightly lit habitats such as the crests of hills.  This species is green and growing in January and February, often associated with Crassula cornata.  As the soil dries the plants produce flowers.

 

References

      More on this species at CalFlora.

      The Jepson Manual(2012:  428, Stylocline by James d. Morefield).

      McAuley (1996)  253). 

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Stylocline gnaphaloides, young, green and growing plants along the ridgeline to the south of Malibu Hall and University Glen, CI.  Note bright green Selaginella bigelovii among the Stylocline (7 February 2013).

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Stylocline gnaphaloides, young, green and growing plants along the ridgeline to the south of Malibu Hall and University Glen, CI (29 January 2013).

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Stylocline gnaphaloides, maturing plant, along the ridgeline to the south of Malibu Hall and University Glen.  Note red Crassula cornata (5 March 2013).

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Stylocline gnaphaloides, maturing plants with flowers starting to appear, along the ridgeline to the south of Malibu Hall and University Glen (5 March 2013).

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Stylocline gnaphaloides, maturing plants with flowers starting to appear, along the ridgeline to the south of Malibu Hall and University Glen (5 March 2013).

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Stylocline gnaphaloides, maturing plants with flowers starting to appear, along the ridgeline to the south of Malibu Hall and University Glen (7 March 2013).

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Stylocline gnaphaloides, maturing plants with flower buds, along the ridgeline to the south of Malibu Hall and University Glen (7 March 2013).

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Stylocline gnaphaloides, maturing plants with flower buds, along the ridgeline to the south of Malibu Hall and University Glen (28 February 2013).

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Stylocline gnaphaloides, with open flowers, along ridgeline to the west of Aliso Hall, CI (28 March 2008).