Lasthenia maritima (A. Gray) Ornduff
hairy goldfields (maritime goldfields; seaside goldfields)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


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Distribution of Lasthenia maritima
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Species Information

Annual herb from a fibrous root; stems prostrate or decumbent, branched, glabrous with age, 10-50 cm tall.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves opposite, narrow to widely strap-shaped, blunt, somewhat fleshy, entire or lobed, glabrous, 1.5-6 cm long, 2-11 mm wide.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, terminal on branches; involucres 4-7 mm tall; involucral bracts egg-shaped, blunt; ray flowers yellow, 7-12, 1-3 mm long; disk flowers numerous, yellow; receptacles conic.
Achenes linear to narrowly club-shaped, glabrous or stiff-hairy; pappus of 2-4 firm bristles and 2-6 fringed scales, or lacking.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Mesic, often nitrified from guano, rocky coastal cliffs and islands in the lowland zone; rare in SW BC; S to CA.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Baeria maritima A. Gray
Baeria minor subsp. maritima (A. Gray) Ferris
Lasthenia minor subsp. maritima (A. Gray) Ornduff
Lasthenia minor var. maritima (A. Gray) Cronquist