Ivesia unguiculata

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Ivesia unguiculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Ivesia
Species: I. unguiculata
Binomial name
Ivesia unguiculata

Ivesia unguiculata is a species of flowering plant in the rose family known by the common name Yosemite mousetail.


This is a perennial herb forming tufts of erect leaves rosetted around stems up to 30 centimeters tall. The leaves are up to 15 centimeters long and are made up of several pairs of lobed leaflets coated in silvery hairs. The inflorescence atop the erect stem is headlike clusters of white or pinkish flowers, each with petals 3 or 4 millimeters long.


It is endemic to the Sierra Nevada of California, where it grows in forests and mountain meadows.

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