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Tall Woolly-marbles
Psilocarphus elatior
About Tall Woolly-marbles (Psilocarphus elatior) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Psilocarphus elatior is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names tall woollyheads, meadow woollyheads and tall woolly-marbles. It is native to the Pacific Northwest in western North America from Vancouver Island, where it is known from just a few occurrences, to northern California. It grows in seasonally moist spots such as meadows, spring seeps, and vernal pools. This is a small erect annual herb growing up to about 15 centimeters tall with a pale silvery or gray-green branching stem coated in woolly or cobwebby fibers. The leaves are linear or lance-shaped and up to about 3. 5 centimeters long. They are located along the stem and there are no basal leaves.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 7.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.54" - 0.54", Coldest Month: 35.4" - 35.4", Hottest Month: 65.3" - 65.3", Humidity: 2.74" - 20.60", Elevation: 4022" - 4022"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Meadow Woollyheads, Tall Woollyheads

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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