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Micropus californicus

Micropus californicus Fisch. & C.A. Mey.

Cotton Top, Q-Tips, Slender Cottonseed, Slender Cottonweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Bombycilaena californica

USDA Symbol: MICA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: CA , OR

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2019-03-29
Research By: CBR

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