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Desert Neststraw
Stylocline micropoides
About Desert Neststraw (Stylocline micropoides) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Stylocline micropoides is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names woollyhead neststraw, woollyhead fanbract and desert neststraw. It is native to the southwestern United States and northern areas in the northern states of Mexico, where it grows in desert habitat and other dry areas. It is a small annual herb growing at ground level with stems up to 20 centimeters in length. It is woolly or felt-like in texture with a coating of white hairs. The pointed leaves are up to 2 centimeters long and alternately arranged. The inflorescence bears spherical flower heads no more than a centimeter in diameter. The head generally has no phyllaries, or has small ones that fall away early. It contains several woolly white flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 2.5" - 18.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.31" - 2.26", Coldest Month: 43.1" - 61.0", Hottest Month: 65.6" - 89.6", Humidity: 2.89" - 46.07", Elevation: 35" - 6407"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Woolly Neststraw, Woollyhead Fanbract, Woollyhead Neststraw

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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