Malacothrix saxatilis var. arachnoidea
Amer. Midl. Naturalist 58: 509. 1957.
Plants rhizomatous or with woody caudices. Herbage tomentose. Stems 1 (from rhizomes) or 2–3+ (from caudices), erect, freely branched, herbaceous or proximally woody, relatively leafy distally. Cauline leaves: proximal not pinnately lobed (lanceolate to elliptic, margins usually entire, apices acute); distal broadly lance-linear to elliptic or linear (firm, bases gradually tapering), margins usually entire, sometimes denticulate, apices usually acute. Arrays of heads relatively crowded to open. Cypselae 2.2–2.5 mm. 2n = 18.
Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Rocky open banks, chaparral, coastal sage
Elevation: 200–2200 m
Of conservation concern.
Variety arachnoidea grows in Carmel Valley (Monterey County) and in the San Rafael Mountains (Santa Barbara County).
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