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Rough Eyelash
Blepharipappus scaber
About Rough Eyelash (Blepharipappus scaber) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Blepharipappus is a North American plant genus in the daisy family containing the single known species Blepharipappus scaber, known by the common name rough eyelash, or rough eyelashweed. Blepharipappus scaber is a small, inconspicuous, annual plant herb to the northwestern United States (Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and northern California). It raises slender, fuzzy stems, atop which bloom a daisylike flower head. Its ray florets are white with purple markings, while the center of the headis packed with white disc florets with purple anthers. The fruit is a dark achene which often bears a pappus of a few stiff, light colored bristles, resembling human eyelashes (hence the common name of the plant). Blepharipappus scaber grows in forests at elevations of 300-2200 meters (1000-7300 feet).
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 77.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.42" - 2.41", Coldest Month: 28.1" - 48.1", Hottest Month: 51.8" - 74.6", Humidity: 0.88" - 22.63", Elevation: 624" - 8032"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Rough Eyelashweed

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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