Asteraceae
Madia minima

Small-Headed Tarweed

Small, very slender, widely branched stems. Stems with soft hairs below, glands on upper sections. Leaves few, linear, to 1 in. long, sometimes toothed, clustered at joints. One or few flower heads tightly clustered. Flowers consist of 3–5 inconspicuous pale yellow ray flowers, 1–2 yellow-anthered disk flowers. Grows in open forests, shrublands, at mid to high elevations. Easy to miss unless many plants are growing together.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 1--6 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Wallowas, Siskiyous, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes