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Smooth Tidy Tips
Layia chrysanthemoides
  
About Smooth Tidy Tips (Layia chrysanthemoides) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Layia chrysanthemoides is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name smooth tidytips, or smooth layia. It is endemic to California, where it lives in several types of habitat along the coast an in inland hills and valleys. This is an annual herb producing an erect, nonhairy stem to a maximum height near half a meter. The leaves are linear or lance-shaped with prickly or fuzzy edges. The lower leaves may be lobed and grow up to about 10 centimeters long. The flower heads are cups of hairy-edged phyllaries with a fringe of white-tipped golden ray florets around a tightly packed center of yellow disc florets with purple anthers. The fruit is an achene; fruits on the disc florets often have a white bristly pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
1.7 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7, 8*, 9*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Grassy places, open places with heavy soil

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 11.0" - 74.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 1.39", Coldest Month: 39.4" - 51.0", Hottest Month: 57.7" - 76.7", Humidity: 0.48" - 24.96", Elevation: 3" - 6085"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Smooth Layia, Smooth Tidy-tips, Smooth Tidytips


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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