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Lizard Tail

Anemopsis californica

Description:

What appears to be one large flower with white petals is actually a conical inflorescence with white bracts surrounding it. This particular one has six bracts but there can be between 5 and 10. There are several uses for this plant as medicinal, crafts and horticulture.

Habitat:

Riparian area in partial shade.

Notes:

Aka Yerba Mansa. There is only one species in this genus making it monotypic.

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San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.02, Long: -117.01

Spotted on May 7, 2014
Submitted on May 8, 2014

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