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Chaenactis parishii

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About Parish's Chaenactis (Chaenactis parishii) Chaenactis parishii is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name Parish's chaenactis. It is native to the Peninsular Ranges of southern California (San Diego County + western Riverside County) and northern Baja California, where it grows in chaparral habitat. Chaenactis parishii is a subshrub producing a number of erect stems up to 60 centimeters (24 inches) tall which are covered in a white feltlike coat of hairs. The woolly leaves are a few centimeters long and divided into many small lobes. The inflorescence bears flower heads on a tall, erect peduncle. The flower head is lined with grayish woolly phyllaries and contains many white or pink-tinted flowers. The fruit is an achene with a pappus of scales.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
2 ft (0.6 m)

Flower Color
White, Cream

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
1960' - 9666'

Annual Precip. ?
11.5" - 33.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.98" - 2.94"

Coldest Month ?
35.0° F - 46.4° F

Hottest Month ?
57.9° F - 79.3° F

Humidity ?
2.38 vpd - 28.47 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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