E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Jaumea carnosa (Less.) A. Gray
fleshy jaumea (marsh jaumea)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a rhizome; stems succulent, mostly simple, ascending or prostrate, also rooting from the nodes, 10-30 cm tall.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves succulent, opposite, simple, unstalked, linear-oblong to linear-oblanceolate, 2-6 cm long, 2-6 mm wide.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, mostly solitary on terminal stalks; receptacles conic; involucres 8-12 mm tall; involucral bracts in 3 series, broad, rounded above, becoming pinkish upwards; ray flowers yellow, 6-10, narrow, inconspicuous, barely surpassing the yellow disk flowers.
Achenes glabrous, 10-nerved, with a cartilaginous ring at the tip to which the disk corolla is attached; pappus lacking.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist tidal beaches and salt marshes in the lowland zone; rare on S Vancouver Island; S to CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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