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Chicoryleaf Wirelettuce

Stephanomeria cichoriacea

Description:

Tall sparse plant with pink/purple flowers on dead-looking stalks. White flower heads arrive when the flower is spent. This is native and endemic to California.

Habitat:

Dry grassy area near lake along trail

Notes:

Spiders were all over this plant!

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3 Comments

jj602304
jj602304 a year ago

Please upload this to iNaturalist so that the curator of botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum can find out if this is a county record. Great find!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Hi AmberLundeen, thank you for the suggestions! I'll start looking into it :)

AmberLundeen
AmberLundeen 10 years ago

This might be some kind of Chicory or Stephanomeria

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 24, 2011
Submitted on Aug 24, 2011

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