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San Joaquin Silverpuffs
Microseris campestris
  
About San Joaquin Silverpuffs (Microseris campestris) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Microseris campestris is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name San Joaquin silverpuffs. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the San Joaquin Valley and adjacent Sierra Nevada foothills, and the central California Coast Ranges. It is a resident of grassland and open slope habitats, sometimes near vernal pools. Microseris campestris is an annual herb growing up to half a meter-1. 5 feet tall from a basal rosette of erect leaves; there is no true stem. Each leaf is up to 20 centimeters long and has edges divided into many lobes. Microseris campestris is an annual herb growing up to half a meter-1. 5 feet tall from a basal rosette of erect leaves; there is no true stem. Each leaf is up to 20 centimeters long and has edges divided into many lobes. The inflorescence is borne on a peduncle arising from ground level. The flower head contains up to 100 white or yellow ray florets. The fruit is an achene with a gray or brown, sometimes speckled body a few millimeters long. At the tip of the body is a large pappus made up of five long, bristly scales.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb

Size
Size
1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.8" - 28.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 0.58", Coldest Month: 41.6" - 52.0", Hottest Month: 65.6" - 79.7", Humidity: 1.07" - 27.80", Elevation: 10" - 3073"


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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