Amblyopappus

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Amblyopappus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Amblyopappus
Species: A. pusillus
Binomial name
Amblyopappus pusillus
Hook. & Arn.

Amblyopappus is a monotypic genus in the daisy family which contains the single plant species Amblyopappus pusillus, known by the common name dwarf coastweed. This plant is native to Baja California in Mexico and the coast of southern California in the United States. It can also be found on the west coast of South America. This is an aromatic annual herb with an erect stem up to 40 centimeters in height. The stem turns dark red with age. It is covered in narrow fleshy leaves and each small branch of the stem is topped with an inflorescence of one to several rounded budlike yellow flowers. The bracts are green, often with reddish edges.

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