Malacothrix foliosa subsp. foliosa
Stems usually 1, usually erect, branched distally. Distal cauline leaves ovate to lanceolate, pinnately lobed (at bases, lobes 1–2 pairs, narrow). Calyculi of 8–12+, lance-deltate to lanceolate bractlets. Involucres 7–11 × 3–8 mm. Phyllaries 18–22+ in 3 series. Corollas light yellow, 10–17 mm; outer ligules exserted 6–10 mm. Cypselae ± cylindro-fusiform, 0.9–1.5 mm, ribs ± equal. 2n = 14.
Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jul.
Habitat: Open sandy areas, dunes, between shrubs in chaparral
Elevation: 10–100 m
Subspecies foliosa is known only from San Clemente Island.
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