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Small-ray Goldfields
Lasthenia microglossa
  
About Small-ray Goldfields (Lasthenia microglossa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lasthenia microglossa is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name smallray goldfields. It is endemic to California, where it grows in shady areas in a number of habitats. Lasthenia microglossa is a small annual herb growing sprawling stems along the ground or erect to a maximum height near 25 centimeters. The stems are hairy and may be branched or unbranched. The hairy leaves are generally linear in shape and are up to 8 centimeters long, paired oppositely on the stem. Lasthenia microglossa is a small annual herb growing sprawling stems along the ground or erect to a maximum height near 25 centimeters. The stems are hairy and may be branched or unbranched. The hairy leaves are generally linear in shape and are up to 8 centimeters long, paired oppositely on the stem. The flower is less than a centimeter across and is mostly made up of golden yellow disc florets. If there are ray florets they are less than a millimeter long. The fruit is a hairy achene a few millimeters long, sometimes with a pappus of tiny scales.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
9.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.7" - 36.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 0.93", Coldest Month: 39.8" - 57.5", Hottest Month: 64.6" - 86.1", Humidity: 0.66" - 37.00", Elevation: 40" - 4096"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Smallray 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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