Samiksha Jaiswal

Ancistrocarphus filagineus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Asteraceae
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Ancistrocarphus
Ancistrocarphus filagineus
Scientific name  Ancistrocarphus filagineus
Similar  Stylocline, Achyrachaena, Micropus, Lomatium

Ancistrocarphus filagineus is a North American species of flowering plants in the sunflower family, known by the common names woolly fishhooks and hooked groundstar. It is native to western North America, including Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, California, and Baja California.

Ancistrocarphus filagineus grows in many types of habitat, including bare, rocky habitat with clay or serpentine soils and recently burned areas. It is a petite annual herb rarely more than 15 cm (6 inches) tall. It has with gray, woolly-haired herbage. The linear, lance-shaped, or oval leaves are up to 3 centimeters long and are alternately arranged on the short stems. The inflorescence is a cluster of a few small star-shaped flower heads a few millimeters wide.

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Ancistrocarphus filagineus Wikipedia


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