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Pale-yellow Layia
Layia heterotricha
About Pale-yellow Layia (Layia heterotricha) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Layia heterotricha is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name pale yellow tidytips, or pale yellow layia. It is endemic to California, where it is known from several areas in the west-central part of the state, such as the Santa Monica Mountains and lower San Joaquin Valley. It is endemic to California, where it is known from several areas in the west-central part of the state, such as the Santa Monica Mountains and lower San Joaquin Valley. Layia heterotricha is an annual herb producing a thick, erect stem to a maximum height near 90 centimeters. The stem and foliage are covered thinly in dark glandular hairs and the plant has a scent similar to apples or bananas. The leaves are oval-shaped, fleshy, and sometimes slightly toothed. The flower head contains white to pale yellow ray florets each up to 2. 5 centimeters long, and many yellow disc florets with yellow anthers. The fruit is an achene; fruits on the disc florets often have a long pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 5.5" - 41.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 2.19", Coldest Month: 33.7" - 51.4", Hottest Month: 58.8" - 78.4", Humidity: 0.47" - 29.49", Elevation: 13" - 6016"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Pale Yellow Layia, Pale Yellow Tidytips, Paleyellow 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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