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Layia glandulosa (White tidytips)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Layia glandulosa

Layia glandulosa (Hook.) Hook. & Arn.

White tidytips, Whitedaisy tidytips

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Layia glandulosa ssp. lutea

USDA Symbol: LAGL5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

White tidytips is a low, branched, pubescent annual, 4-16 in. high, with showy, many-petaled flowers. The pure white rays surround yellow disks and often fade rose-purple.

Birds eat the seeds of this species.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , ID , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA
Native Distribution: S. B.C. to s.w. ID, s. to NM, AZ & Baja
Native Habitat: Dry slopes; mesas

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Lean soil is necessary to encourage flowering and keep plants from becoming leggy.

Propagation

Description: Broadcast seed in fall or early spring. Seeds have temperature-related afterripening and also requrie light for germination.
Seed Collection: Bear in mind that birds will devour the seeds quickly upon maturity.
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Layia glandulosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Layia glandulosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Layia glandulosa

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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