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Comanche Point Layia
Layia leucopappa
  
About Comanche Point Layia (Layia leucopappa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Layia leucopappa is a rare species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name Comanche Point tidytips, or Comanche Point layia. The annual wildflower is endemic to California, where it is known only from the Tehachapi Mountains of southern Kern County in the vicinity of Tejon Ranch. Its distribution once extended onto the floor of the Central Valley, but it was eliminated from the area as the valley land was claimed for agriculture. The annual wildflower is endemic to California, where it is known only from the Tehachapi Mountains of southern Kern County in the vicinity of Tejon Ranch. Its distribution once extended onto the floor of the Central Valley, but it was eliminated from the area as the valley land was claimed for agriculture. Layia leucopappa is an annual herb producing a light-colored, glandular stem to a maximum height just over 0. 5 metres (1. 6 ft). The leaves are fleshy and hairless except for ciliated edges. Smaller leaves are oval or oblong in shape and the larger ones are lobed and up to about 4 centimeters long. The flower head contains white to cream-colored ray florets and yellow disc florets with yellow anthers. The fruit is an achene; fruits from the disc florets are coated in white hairs and have a white pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White, Cream

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.0" - 11.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 0.98", Coldest Month: 46.8" - 51.7", Hottest Month: 76.2" - 78.7", Humidity: 4.86" - 28.06", Elevation: 331" - 3479"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Comanche Point 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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