Chaenactis glabriuscula

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Asterids Asterales Asteraceae Heliantheae Chaenactis

Yellow pincushion

Seen blooming in the meadow near Cottam Camp at the end of May-end of June 2011. (gone by 19 July 2011). On 27 March, 2012 saw blooming (in two places) on the trail between the Grotto and the Mercury mine.

3 Responses to “Chaenactis glabriuscula”

  1. Allen Braithwaite Says:

    I wonder: Could this be from the Asteraceae, Senecio tribe, such as a Raillardella? ( e.g.,R. scaposa). Some of the Asteraceae sub-fams have discoid-only flared, tubular, 5 lobed flowers composed of single ligules. Their ligules are not always strap-like [(as in Cichorioideae (Chicory and Malacothrix)]; R.scaposa floral lobes are eliptic with pointed apices, similar to your spec.

    Look at Oregon Floral Image Project; Calflora; http://www.Polyploidnet/swplants. I always enjoy a challenge: cannot spend any more time, but a hairy,ribbed calyx, an exaggerated oblong, cylindrical hypanthium all take me to Asteraceae and Senecio. It shouldn’t take you too much time to work though Senecio; there are only 1000 species named.


    • georgeruns Says:

      Ah but a quick glance through Smith says that only about 10 of them are in SB. I frequently use him to winnow down what I have to look for in CalFlora/Photos.

      Thanks for the suggestion (and all the others). I, also, don’t have time to follow up on it at the moment.

  2. georgeruns Says:

    Vaguely similar to Chaenactis glabriuscula

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