Malacothrix foliosa subsp. polycephala
Madroño 44: 237. 1997.
Stems usually 1, erect, branched distally. Distal cauline leaves narrowly triangular, usually pinnately lobed (near bases, lobes 1–2 pairs, narrow). Calyculi of 8–12+, oblong to linear bractlets. Involucres 5–7 × 2–4.5 mm. Phyllaries 12–16+ in 2–3 series. Corollas medium yellow, 5–9 mm; outer ligules exserted 1.5–3.5 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: 0–100 m
Subspecies polycephala is known only from San Nicolas Island.
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