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Crum's Monolopia
Monolopia stricta
  
About Crum's Monolopia (Monolopia stricta) Nurseries Show All Photos Monolopia stricta is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name Crum's monolopia. It is endemic to central California, where it grows in the Central Valley and its flanking mountain ranges and foothills. It open grasslands and chaparral, often in clay soils. It 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. The golden ray florets are usually about 1 to 2 centimeters long, but specimens from the western San Joaquin Valley have smaller florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
2.6 ft (0.8 m)

Flower Color
Yellow

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
151' - 3593'

Annual Precip. ?
4.3" - 25.5"

Summer Precip. ?
0.13" - 0.78"

Coldest Month ?
41.0° F - 55.7° F

Hottest Month ?
66.8° F - 84.2° F

Humidity ?
1.42 vpd - 35.89 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

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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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