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Eastwoodia elegans
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Yellow Mock Aster
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Eastwoodia elegans

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About Yellow Mock Aster (Eastwoodia elegans) Eastwoodia is a North American genus of plants in the sunflower family. It contains the single species Eastwoodia elegans, a flower known by the common name yellow mock aster or yellow aster. It is endemic to California. This plant is found only on the grasslands and hillsides of central California, from the Bay Area south to the Tehachapis. Eastwoodia elegansis is a shrub which sends up several erect and branched stems up to 100 cm (40 inches) tall. One plant can produce several yellow flower heads, each containing as many as 40 disc florets but no ray florets. The stems have a shredding bark and small leaves rarely more than 5 cm (2 inches) long.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
3.3 ft (1 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
80' - 5037'

Annual Precip. ?
5.7" - 28.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.13" - 0.62"

Coldest Month ?
41.2° F - 52.2° F

Hottest Month ?
66.6° F - 78.9° F

Humidity ?
1.70 vpd - 28.06 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Yellow Aster

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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