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Wheeler's Dune-broom
Chaetadelpha wheeleri
About Wheeler's Dune-broom (Chaetadelpha wheeleri) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Chaetadelpha is a genus of plants in the dandelion family containing the single species Chaetadelpha wheeleri, or Wheeler's skeletonweed. This brushy perennial plant is native to the western United States (Nevada, eastern California, southeastern Oregon). Chaetadelpha wheeleri forms a low bush with plentiful erect stems covered in very narrow, long and pointed leaves. Branchlets emerge from the stems and each bears a cylindrical flower which opens at the end into a star-shaped white or pale purple flower with five ray florets. The center of each head is filled with curly pollen-dusted anthers. This species is found most often in sand and scrub, particularly in desert regions.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 4.4" - 12.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.45" - 1.33", Coldest Month: 30.9" - 49.8", Hottest Month: 61.2" - 79.4", Humidity: 2.07" - 34.24", Elevation: 2649" - 6568"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Wheeler's Chaetadelpha, Wheeler's Skeletonweed

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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