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Livermore Tarplant
Deinandra bacigalupii
About Livermore Tarplant (Deinandra bacigalupii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Deinandra bacigalupii (sometimes misspelled bacigalupi) is a rare species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names Livermore tarplant and Livermore moonshine. It is endemic to Alameda County, California, where there are only about five known occurrences around Livermore. It grows in open areas with alkali soils, such as alkali sinks and meadows. This plant was previously included within Deinandra increscens ssp. increscens, but it was separated and elevated to species level in 1999. This is an annual herb producing a solid stem 10 to 40 centimeters (16 inches) tall. The hairy, glandular leaves have narrow linear or lance-shaped blades with smooth or lobed edges. The inflorescence is a cluster of flower heads each surrounded by the upper bracts on the stem branches. The head contains 6 to 9 lobed yellow ray florets each a few millimeters long and several yellow disc florets with yellow or brown anthers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 15.1" - 15.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.23" - 0.23", Coldest Month: 47.9" - 47.9", Hottest Month: 71.7" - 71.7", Humidity: 1.74" - 17.52", Elevation: 524" - 564"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Livermore Moonshine, Livermore Tarweed

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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