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Cacaliopsis nardosmia (Silvercrown)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Cacaliopsis nardosmia

Cacaliopsis nardosmia (A. Gray) A. Gray

Silvercrown

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Cacalia nardosmia, Cacalia nardosmia var. glabrata, Cacaliopsis nardosmia var. glabrata, Luina nardosmia, Luina nardosmia var. glabrata

USDA Symbol: CANA5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Golden yellow, rayless flower heads in a narrow cluster atop stout stems growing from a cluster of basal leaves.

This is the only species in the genus Cacaliopsis. It is sometimes included in Luina, a small genus of western North America.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: CA , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: Washington south along Cascade Range to northern California, and south in Northern Coast Ranges to upper San Francisco Bay.
Native Habitat: Meadows and open woods in mountains.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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