Harmonia stebbinsii

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Harmonia stebbinsii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Harmonia
Species: H. stebbinsii
Binomial name
Harmonia stebbinsii
(T.W.Nelson & J.P.Nelson) B.G.Baldw.
Synonyms

Madia stebbinsii

Harmonia stebbinsii (syn. Madia stebbinsii) is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name Stebbins' tarweed, or Stebbins' madia. It is endemic to northern California, where it is limited to the Klamath Mountains and adjacent slopes of the North Coast Ranges. It is a member of the serpentine soils plant community in these mountains. It is an annual herb producing a bristly stem up to about 25 centimeters tall studded with black resin glands. The bristly leaves are up to about 2 centimeters long and are mostly gathered near the base of the plant. The inflorescence is an array of flower heads lined with hairy, glandular, purple-tipped phyllaries. The head has a few yellow ray florets several millimeters long and yellow disc florets. The fruit is an achene tipped with a pappus.

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