Hulsea californica

Torrey & A. Gray in War Department [U.S.]
in War Department [U.S.], Pacif. Railr. Rep. 6(3): 77. 1858.
Common names: San Diego alpinegold
EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 397. Mentioned on page 396.

Biennials or perennials, 40–120 cm. Stems (1–)3–10, leafy, lanate to woolly. Leaves basal and cauline; blades gray to grayish green, broadly oblanceolate to spatulate, 6–10 cm, margins undulate to weakly lobed, faces densely lanate; distal cauline leaves lanceolate to narrowly obovate, gradually reduced. Heads 2–5. Involucres broadly conic to hemispheric, 15–26 mm diam. Phyllaries 9–14 mm, outer lanceolate, apices attenuate. Ray florets 22–40; corolla tubes glabrous, laminae yellow, 9–12 mm. Disc corollas yellow. Cypselae 4–6 mm; pappus scales subequal, 1–2 mm. 2n = 38.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–summer.
Habitat: Often common after fires, open sites in chaparral and woodlands, mostly rocky, metamorphic soils
Elevation: 1000–2000 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Hulsea californica grows in the eastern Peninsular Ranges, San Diego County.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Hulsea californica"
Dieter H. Wilken +
Torrey & A. Gray in War Department [U.S.] +
San Diego alpinegold +
1000–2000 m +
Often common after fires, open sites in chaparral and woodlands, mostly rocky, metamorphic soils +
Flowering late spring–summer. +
in War Department [U.S.], Pacif. Railr. Rep. +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Bahiinae +  and Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Palafoxiinae +
Hulsea californica +
species +