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Bolander's Madia
Kyhosia bolanderi
About Bolander's Madia (Kyhosia bolanderi) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Kyhosia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the aster family containing the single species Kyhosia bolanderi, which is known by the common names Bolander's madia and kyhosia. This plant was included in genus Madia until 1999, when it was separated and a new genus was created for it. The new genus is named for UC Davis botanist Donald Kyhos. Kyhosia is a perennial herb which may exceed a meter in height. Its slender stem is bristly and covered in dark-colored, stalked resin glands. The bristly linear or lance-shaped leaves may be up to 30 centimeters long; those occurring oppositely along the stem are sometimes fused together at the bases. Those further up the stem are much smaller and alternately arranged. The inflorescence is made up of one or more flower heads at the top of the stem. Each head has a bell-shaped involucre of bristly, glandular phyllaries at the base, a center of black-tipped yellow disc florets, and a fringe of 8 to 12 golden ray florets roughly 1 centimeter long. The fruit is a club-shaped achene just under a centimeter long; achenes arising from the disc florets have pappi of scales.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.3 ft tall

Landscaping Information

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 10.3" - 154.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.33" - 5.80", Coldest Month: 26.2" - 52.0", Hottest Month: 50.9" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.93" - 20.83", Elevation: 3669" - 9772"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Kyhosia

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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