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

Layia glandulosa

Layia glandulosa (Hook.) Hook. & Arn.

White-daisy Tidytips, White 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, 4-24 in. high, with showy, many-petaled flowers. The pure white rays surround yellow discs and often fade rose-purple.

Birds eat the seeds of this species.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet 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 , Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


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.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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


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.
Commercially Avail: yes

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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