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Sierra Tidytips
Layia pentachaeta
  
About Sierra Tidytips (Layia pentachaeta) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Layia pentachaeta is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name Sierra tidytips, or Sierra layia. The wildflower is endemic to California, where it grows in a number of habitats in the central part of the state from the Sierra Nevada (foothills and High Sierra) to the Tehachapi Mountains, the San Joaquin Valley, and the central Inner California Coast Ranges. The wildflower is endemic to California, where it grows in a number of habitats in the central part of the state from the Sierra Nevada (foothills and High Sierra) to the Tehachapi Mountains, the San Joaquin Valley, and the central Inner California Coast Ranges. Layia pentachaeta is an annual herb growing a thick stem up to a meter (3 ft) tall, but often remaining shorter. The stem is coated in glandular hairs whose exudate gives the plant a sharp lemonlike scent. The thin leaves are linear to lance-shaped, with the lower leaves lobed and approaching 11 centimeters in maximum length. The flower head contains white or yellow ray florets and yellow disc florets with yellow 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

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.7" - 44.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.13" - 1.98", Coldest Month: 24.6" - 54.1", Hottest Month: 45.5" - 78.9", Humidity: 1.05" - 29.30", Elevation: 124" - 11310"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Sierra Layia


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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