Scientific Name

Uropappus lindleyi (DC.)  Nutt.                                               

Family

Asteraceae

General    

     An annual herb that derives its common name from a striking head of seeds and dry fruits (somewhat like a dandelion).  This species grows very easily from seeds and re-seeds itself prolifically, making a intersting addition to a native plant garden.                                         

CI

     Sometimes locally abundant, observed mostly on north-facing slopes.  Seed heads observed by May-June.                     

 

References

      More on this species at CalFlora.

      The Jepson Manual(2012:  438, Uropappus, by Kenton L. Chambers).

      McAuley (1996:  254).

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Uropappus lindleyi. growing in a native plant garden in Camarillo, California (5 April 2013).

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Uropappus lindleyi. growing in a native plant garden in Camarillo, California, flower bud and seed head (5 April 2013).

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Uropappus lindleyi, seed head on hillside to the south of University Glen, CI, near the crest (28 March 2008).

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Uropappus lindleyi, seed heads along the crest of the hillside to the south of University Glen, CI (28 March 2008).

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Uropappus lindleyi. growing in a native plant garden in Camarillo, California (4 April 2013).

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Uropappus lindleyi. seed head and flowers, growing in a native plant garden in Camarillo, California (3 April 2013).

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Uropappus lindleyi, growing in a native plant garden in Camarillo, California (3 April 2013).

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Uropappus lindleyi, growing in a native plant garden in Camarillo, California (3 April 2013).

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Uropappus lindleyi, seed head, growing in a native plant garden in Camarillo, California (3 April 2013).

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Uropappus lindleyi, seed heads, growing in a native plant garden in Camarillo, California (5 April 2013).