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Yellow Rayed Layia
Layia glandulosa
  
About Yellow Rayed Layia (Layia glandulosa) 3 Nurseries Carry This Plant Layia glandulosa is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names whitedaisy tidytips and white layia. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to Baja California to Utah, where it is common in a number of habitat types. This is an annual herb producing an erect stem to a maximum height just over half a meter. The stem and foliage are dotted with dark hairy hairs and the plant is sometimes scented. The thin leaves are linear to oval-shaped, with the lower ones often lobed and approaching 10 centimeters in maximum length. The flower head has a base of green, hairy, hairy phyllaries. The face is fringed with ray florets which are usually white, but sometimes yellow. The center contains yellow disc florets with yellow anthers. The fruit is a hairy achene; fruits on disc florets have a pappus of stiff white hairs.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
1 - 2 ft tall

Fragrance
Fragrance
Fragrant - Pleasant, None, Slight

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers gravelly or sandy soils; adaptable. Soil PH: 5.6 - 8.2

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 7*, 8*, 9*, 10*, 11, 12, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open, sandy soils,

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.4" - 49.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.13" - 3.08", Coldest Month: 26.1" - 60.6", Hottest Month: 47.1" - 90.2", Humidity: 0.64" - 48.21", Elevation: -132" - 10493"

Alternative Names
Common Names: White Layia, White Tidytips, Whitedaisy 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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