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Shockley's Goldenhead
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About Shockley's Goldenhead (Acamptopappus shockleyi) Acamptopappus shockleyi, the Shockley's goldenhead, is a perennial subshrub in the (sunflower family) found in and near the eastern Mojave desert in southern Nevada and southeastern California. Acamptopappus shockleyi is a perennial subshrub. Flower heads are borne singly, with both ray flowers and disk flowers, compared to Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus which also grows in the Mojave desert but has only disc flowers on heads in corymbose arrays. Acamptopappus shockleyi is a perennial subshrub. Flower heads are borne singly, with both ray flowers and disk flowers, compared to Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus which also grows in the Mojave desert but has only disc flowers on heads in corymbose arrays. Acamptopappus shockleyi grows from 3,000 to 6,200 feet (910 to 1,890 m) in flats and washes of the eastern Mojave Desert, White Mountains, Inyo Mountains, and areas of southern Nevada. Etymology. The species is named after William Hillman Shockley.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Shrub

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
44' - 6927'

Annual Precip. ?
2.0" - 15.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.37" - 3.02"

Coldest Month ?
32.4° F - 60.0° F

Hottest Month ?
61.0° F - 89.5° F

Humidity ?
2.78 vpd - 47.01 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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