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Branched Lagophylla
Lagophylla ramosissima

About Branched Lagophylla (Lagophylla ramosissima) Lagophylla ramosissima is a species of flowering plant in the sunflower family known by the common name branched hareleaf, or branched lagophylla. It is native to the western United States where it can be found in many types of habitat, especially in dry areas. This is an annual herb producing spindly, erect stems which are variable in height. The leaves on the lower part of the plant are up to 12 centimeters long and fall off the plant early on in the season. The upper leaves are smaller and have woolly, glandular surfaces. The inflorescence is sparsely flowered in flower heads which open in the evening and close early in the morning. Each small head has five short light yellow ray florets with lobed tips, and six yellow disc florets. The fruit is an achene a few millimeters long with no pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry places


Elevation ?
-180' - 7468'

Annual Precip. ?
6.6" - 91.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.59"

Coldest Month ?
29.6° F - 55.9° F

Hottest Month ?
53.6° F - 80.6° F

Humidity ?
0.36 vpd - 27.55 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Lagophylla ramosissima ssp. ramosissima

Common Names
Branched Hareleaf

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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