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Peck Neststraw
Stylocline psilocarphoides
About Peck Neststraw (Stylocline psilocarphoides) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Stylocline psilocarphoides is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names baretwig neststraw and Peck's neststraw. It is native to the western United States from Idaho to southeastern California, where it grows in deserts and other dry, sandy, gravelly habitat. It is a small annual herb growing at ground level with stems measuring 1 to 18 centimeters in length. It is woolly or felt-like in texture with a coating of white hairs. The pointed leaves are up to 1. 8 centimeters long and alternately arranged. The inflorescence bears oval flower heads no more than half a centimeter in diameter. The head generally has no phyllaries, or has small ones that fall away early. It is a hardened ball of several woolly white flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.36 - 7.1 in tall

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.6" - 21.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.38" - 2.80", Coldest Month: 35.9" - 58.3", Hottest Month: 65.6" - 87.7", Humidity: 2.51" - 40.69", Elevation: 590" - 5999"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Baretwig Neststraw, Peck's 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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