Scale Bud

Anisocoma acaulis

Scale bud, scalebud

Color: Yellow, pale yellow

Common name: Scale bud, scalebud

Latin name: Anisocoma acaulis


Height: 2-8" tall

Description: Many flowered from a rosette of leaves at the base of the stem that deteriorate readily. Milky sap.

Leaf: Grows from base of stem, lobes toothed, sometimes hairy.

Range: s Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi Mountain Area, San Joaquin Valley, South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges, Great Basin Floristic Province, Desert.

Habitat: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland. Sandy washes, dry slopes.

Elevation: 600–2400 m.

Flowering time: Apr-June

Notes: Annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California to Nevada, Arizona, Baja California but is confined to western North America. Horticulture: Try — plant is insufficiently tested, but worth pursuing, especially within its natural range. Photographed in Inyo County, Calif.

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