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Enceliopsis covillei

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About Panamint Daisy (Enceliopsis covillei) Enceliopsis covillei is a rare species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name Panamint daisy. It is endemic to Inyo County, California, where it is known only from the rocky slopes of the western Panamint Range. This is a perennial herb with erect stems varying in height from 15 centimeters to over a meter, growing from a tough, woody caudex. The silvery woolly leaves are up to 10 centimeters long by 8 wide and are spade-shaped to oval to diamond-shaped with winged petioles. The flower cluster is a large solitary flower head on an erect or leaning peduncle which may reach a meter tall. The flower head has a base made up of three layers of pointed phyllaries coated in gray or silvery hairs. The head has a fringe of many yellow ray florets each up to 5 centimeters long. The fruit is an achene about a centimeter long with a small pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.49 - 2.6 ft (0.15 - 0.8 m)

Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type
Slopes, canyons


Elevation ?
1478' - 9197'

Annual Precip. ?
3.8" - 17.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.74" - 3.67"

Coldest Month ?
37.4° F - 53.3° F

Hottest Month ?
60.8° F - 81.4° F

Humidity ?
5.06 vpd - 34.63 vpd

Landscaping Information
Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

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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