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Luina hypoleuca

Luina hypoleuca Benth.

Littleleaf Silverback, Silvery Luina

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LUHY

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

A leafy plant with several stems in a clump, covered with white wool densest on stems and undersides of leaves, and dull yellowish, rayless flower heads in a branched cluster at each stem tip.

Each leaf has a white underside, as the species name suggests (hypo means "beneath" and leuca means "white"), often contrasting with the upper surface, which may be darker. The plant must have reminded the botanist who named this genus of another, Inula, also white and woolly (Luina is an obvious anagram).

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: CA , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: Central British Columbia south to central California.
Native Habitat: Rocky places and cliffs.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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