Taxon  Report   4743 
Lessingia hololeuca  E. Greene
Woolly headed lessingia,  Woollyhead lessingia
Lessingia hololeuca
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Lessingia hololeuca, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 3 (review list).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Lessingia hololeuca
© 2003 James B. Gratiot
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Lessingia
Communities:
Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.5 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Lessingia bakeri
ICPN: Lessingia imbricata
More information about  Lessingia hololeuca
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 08, 2016).

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