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Ferris' Goldfields
Lasthenia ferrisiae
  
About Ferris' Goldfields (Lasthenia ferrisiae) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lasthenia ferrisiae is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name Ferris' goldfields. It is endemic to the California Central Valley, where it grows in vernal pools and alkali flats. Lasthenia ferrisiae is an annual herb approaching a maximum height near 40 centimeters. It is variable in appearance and similar to other species of goldfields (Lasthenia); it is probably the result of a cross between Lasthenia chrysantha and Lasthenia glabrata, which grow throughout its range. The stem may be branched or not and it bears hairless, linear leaves up to 8 centimeters long. Lasthenia ferrisiae is an annual herb approaching a maximum height near 40 centimeters. It is variable in appearance and similar to other species of goldfields (Lasthenia); it is probably the result of a cross between Lasthenia chrysantha and Lasthenia glabrata, which grow throughout its range. The stem may be branched or not and it bears hairless, linear leaves up to 8 centimeters long. Atop the hairless or sparsely hairy stems are inflorescences of flower heads with fused, hairless phyllaries. The head contains many yellow disc florets with a fringe of small yellow ray florets. The fruit is a flat, oval-shaped achene up to about 2 millimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.3" - 25.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.13" - 0.56", Coldest Month: 41.2" - 53.5", Hottest Month: 66.6" - 78.0", Humidity: 1.48" - 25.76", Elevation: 3" - 2465"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Alkali Goldfields


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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