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Syntrichopappus fremontii
About Fremont's-gold (Syntrichopappus fremontii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Syntrichopappus fremontii (Fremont's-gold, yellowray Fremont's-gold false woolly daisy, or Fremont xerasid), is a small annual plant in the Sunflower family (Asteraceae). It has yellow flower heads and grows in the Mojave Desert, to Utah and northwestern Arizona. Growth pattern. Syntrichopappus fremontii grows from 1 to 11 centimetres (0. 39 to 4. 33 in) tall and is branched. It somewhat resembles Eriophyllum wallacei, but grows on higher ground and has only about half the number of ray flowers. Leaves and stems. Leaves are spoon-shaped or wedge-shaped, 5 to 20 centimetres (2. 0 to 7. 9 in) long, and may be 3-lobed at the tip. Inflorescence and fruit. It flowers from March or April to June. The inflorescence has 5 hardened phyllaries surrounding a head of 5 yellow ray flowers with several yellow disk flowers. The ray flowers have 3 strong lobes, or teeth. The fruit is an achene with a pappus of 30-40 white bristles about 2 mm long, fused at their base. Ecology. This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (August 2014)
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.36 - 4.3 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.3" - 35.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 2.74", Coldest Month: 31.7" - 59.3", Hottest Month: 55.5" - 88.3", Humidity: 1.99" - 39.35", Elevation: 217" - 8076"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Fremont Xerasid, Fremont's Gold, Yellow-ray Fremont's-gold, Yellowray Fremont's-gold False Woolly Daisy

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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