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Cupped Monolopia
Monolopia major
  
About Cupped Monolopia (Monolopia major) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Monolopia major is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name cupped monolopia. The plant is endemic to central California, where it grows in the Central Valley and California Coast Ranges to the west. It can be found on open grasslands, often in clay soils. The plant is endemic to central California, where it grows in the Central Valley and California Coast Ranges to the west. It can be found on open grasslands, often in clay soils. Monolopia major is an annual herb producing a slender, sometimes branching stem up to about 80 centimeters tall. It is usually somewhat woolly in texture. The inflorescences at the ends of stem branches bear small hemispheric flower heads with fused phyllaries. The golden, yellow, or cream-colored ray florets are up to 2 centimeters long and have three-lobed tips. They surround a center of many disc florets. The fruit is an achene about 2 to 4 millimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
2.6 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 47.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 1.18", Coldest Month: 41.6" - 54.0", Hottest Month: 64.6" - 78.8", Humidity: 0.44" - 27.60", Elevation: 7" - 5223"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Cupped False Turtleback


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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