Lessingia glandulifera

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts17: 207. 1882

Synonyms: Lessingia germanorum glandulifera
Found 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
AuthorStaci Markos +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymLessingia germanorum glandulifera +
Taxon nameLessingia glandulifera +
Taxon parentLessingia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 20 +