Layia glandulosa

White Layia

Single erect stem, glandular, sometimes spicy-smelling. Leaves linear to oval. Basal leaves lobed; upper leaves entire. Flower heads on stalks to 3 in. long. Ray flowers 3–14, white, 3-lobed on tips. Few to many yellow disk flowers. Grows in open and sandy soils below 4500 ft. Similar Blepharipappus scaber has white disk flowers with purple anthers.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 6--24 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: East Gorge, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes

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