Eastern Mojave Vegetation Partially dissected head of Coll. No. 1404, Townsendia grandiflora  


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  Asteraceae Townsendia grandiflora
Scanned 3 December 2016.

Perennial herb, to 15 cm.; Stem, villous; Leaves, opposite below, alternate above, 32-43 mm. × 3 mm. wide, narrowly oblanceolate, long ciliate at base; Inflorescence, heads borne singly; Involucre, 12 mm. × 25 mm. wide; Phyllaries, 5+ imbricate series, 13 mm. × 2.5-3.0 mm. wide, ±equal, ovate, margin ciliate, tip acuminate, green around prominent mid-vein, chartaceous margins; Receptacle, flat, epaleate, very short bristles; Flowers of two kinds; Rays, sterile, pappus, scales, 0.6 mm., corolla, 14-21 mm. × 1.2-1.5 mm. wide, white with purple center; Disk, 14-21 mm. wide, pappus, bristles, 4.0 mm., corolla, 4.5-5.0 mm., yellow; cypsela, 4 mm. × 1.3 mm., laterally compressed.

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