Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 1997, Packera crocata  
 

 

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  Asteraceae Packera crocata
Photographed 22 January 2019.

Coll. No. 1997, 24 July 2018, characters observed: Perennial herb, 30 mm., caudex, relatively long and stout; Stem, glabrous; Leaves, basal and cauline, basal, petiole, 60 mm., blade, 37 mm. × 16 mm. wide, oblong, entire, glabrous, tip, round, cauline, 20 mm. × 13 mm. wide, sessile, lanceolate, pinnately lobed, occasional bits of tomentum but definitely not tomentose; Inflorescence, heads #6 per stem, showy, >leaves, Involucre, 5 mm. × 11 mm. wide, spheric; Phyllaries, 1 equal series, 4 mm. × 1.2 mm. wide, green to purplish red, glabrous, margins, flat, tip, acute, short hairy; Receptacle, epaleate; Flowers, 2 kinds; Ray flowers, #12-14, tube 3 mm. + blade 7.4 mm. × 1.2 mm. wide, orange-red, fertile; Disk flowers, many, tube 4.5 mm. + lobes 0.5 mm., throat expanding gradually, orange; Pappus, many, well-developed, capillary bristles, 4 mm., ±equal; Cypsela, 1.4 mm. × 0.7 mm. wide, compressed front to back, green, glabrous.

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