Puneet Varma

Lagophylla minor

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Asteraceae
Scientific name  Lagophylla minor
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Lagophylla
Higher classification  Lagophylla
Lagophylla minor

Lagophylla minor is a species of flowering plant in the sunflower family known by the common name lesser hareleaf. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the foothills surrounding the Sacramento Valley. It is a member of the plant communities growing on serpentine soils. This is an annual herb producing a thin, forking, purplish brown stem covered in small stiff hairs. The hairy leaves are 2 to 5 centimeters long and linear in shape, those on the lower stem toothed and those on the upper smooth-edged. The inflorescence bears flower heads with five bright yellow three-lobed ray florets, six yellow disc florets with black anthers, and phyllaries with long, soft hairs. The fruit is a glossy black achene two to three millimeters long.

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Lagophylla minor Wikipedia


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