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Silverback Luina

Luina hypoleuca

Description:

Clump of many erect stems. Stems white with woolly hairs. Leaves sessile, alternate on stem, egg-shaped, entire or toothed, about 1–2 1/2 in. long, white-woolly on underside, less so or hairless on top. Flower heads 4–12, in flat-topped cluster, on stalks 1–2 in. long, atop stems. Disk flowers 11–15, creamy yellow, with erect lobes. No ray flowers.

Habitat:

Grows in rocky open sites, on talus or sometimes serpentine, at low to subalpine elevations.

Notes:

Spotted in the Mt. Townsend Trail in the Olympic National Forest, WA.

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YukoChartraw

Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Aug 19, 2013

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