|Tidytips, Layia glandulosa.|
|Tidytips, Layia glandulosa.||Tidytips, Layia glandulosa.|
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Layia glandulosa is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to Baja California to Utah, where it is common in several different habitat types.
Tidytips is an annual herb producing an erect stem to a maximum height just over 18 inches. The stem and foliage are dotted with dark glandular hairs and the plant sometimes is scented.
The thin leaves are linear to oval-shaped, with the lower ones often lobed and approaching 10 centimeters in maximum length.
The flower head has a base of green, hairy, glandular phyllaries. The face is fringed with ray florets which are usually white, but sometimes yellow
There is only one species of glandulosa in Arizona.
Height: Up To 18 inches tall.
Flowers: White ray flowers tipped with three equal sized teeth. Yellow disk in the center, terminal flowers.
Flowering Time: February - April.
Leaves: Green, narrow with sticky hairs on the leaves. Basal leaves with 1 - 5 pairs of short lobes.
Found: Native to the USA (AZ, CA, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA). Native to Canada (BC); and northern Sonora, & Baja California, in Mexico.
Soil pH requirements:
Elevation: 0 - 7,800 Feet.
Habitat: Growing on sandy and gravelly soils or hillsides, deserts, desert washes, dry slopes, and mesas to 7,800 feet (in California).
Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken April 29, 2003. Near Wickenburg, Arizona.
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