Blepharizonia plumosa

(Kellogg) Greene

Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 279. 1885.

IllustratedEndemicConservation concern
Basionym: Calycadenia plumosa Kellogg Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 5: 49. 1873
Synonyms: Hemizonia plumosa (Kellogg) A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 290. Mentioned on page 291.

Herbage gray-green, sparsely, if at all, stipitate-glandular, usually with scattered tack-glands as well. Heads usually in spiciform-paniculiform arrays (branches often arched-ascending). Involu-cres usually ± canescent (sometimes also with scattered, longer, glandless hairs), usually with scattered tack-glands as well. Disc pappi 1.5–3 mm. 2n = 28.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Nov.
Habitat: Dry slopes, in grasslands
Elevation: 0–500 m


Of conservation concern.

Blepharizonia plumosa is found in the eastern San Francisco Bay area and northwestern San Joaquin Valley. Northern and southern populations appear to be evolutionarily divergent and may warrant treatment as distinct taxa (B. G. Baldwin et al. 2001).

Selected References


Lower Taxa