Nemacaulis denudata var. denudata

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 442. Mentioned on page 441.
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Plants 0.4–2 × 0.2–8 dm. Stems prostrate to decumbent. Leaf blades usually spatulate, sometimes linear, 2–8 × 0.3–1.5 cm. Inflorescences with thick, dark red branches. Peduncles usually absent. Involucral bracts dark red, 1.5–3.5 × 1–2 mm, white-tomentose. Flowers (5–)12–30 per involucre, usually exposed in tomentum; perianth 1–1.5 mm; outer tepals broadly obovate to ovate.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Aug.
Habitat: Coastal sandy beaches, grassland communities
Elevation: 0-100 m


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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).


Variety denudata occurs from Los Angeles County southward into Baja California.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


James L. Reveal +
Nuttall +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
0-100 m +
Coastal sandy beaches, grassland communities +
Flowering Mar–Aug. +
J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, n. s. +
Eriogonum nemacaulis +
Nemacaulis denudata var. denudata +
Nemacaulis denudata +
variety +