Lessingia glandulifera

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 207. 1882

Synonyms: Lessingia germanorum var. glandulifera (A. Gray) J. T. Howell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 454. Mentioned on page 453.
Plants 5–40 cm. Stems erect, tan, glabrous or villous to woolly. Leaves: basal withering before flowering; cauline margins ± entire, faces sessile-glandular, abaxial glabrous or villous to woolly. Heads borne singly at ends of branchlets. Involucres obconic to cylindric, 4–7 mm. Phyllaries green, glabrous or villous to tomentose, gland-dotted; inner scarious. Disc florets 10–30; corollas yellow (tubes without brown-purple band inside); style-branch appendages lanceolate, 0.3–1.3 mm. Pappi white to tan, equaling or longer than cypselae.



w United States, nw Mexico.


Varieties 3 (3 in the flora).




1 Phyllaries tomentose Lessingia glandulifera var. peirsonii
1 Phyllaries glabrous or villous > 2
2 Stems and abaxial leaf faces woolly (Warner Springs, San Diego County, California) Lessingia glandulifera var. tomentosa
2 Stems and abaxial leaf faces glabrous or villous Lessingia glandulifera var. glandulifera