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Hemizonia congesta  DC.  ssp. lutescens  (Greene) Babc. & H. M. Hall
Hayfield tarweed
Hemizonia congesta ssp. lutescens is an annual herb that is native to California.
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Parent: Hemizonia congesta
Genus: Hemizonia
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFHemizonia lutescens
ICPNHemizonia multicaulis ssp. vernalis
Information about  Hemizonia congesta ssp. lutescens from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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[flowersofmarin.com] Odor, Stickiness: A pungent odor wafts across the flower-filled summer meadow. The smell is coming from the abundant yellow daisy-like flowers that are scattered everywhere. This is hayfield tarweed, or Hemizonia congesta. They look pretty, with three-lobed ray flowers encircling a soft yellow center. But if you pick one up you will get a sticky souvenir - this plant is incredibly resinous, and the smell and the stickiness will follow you until you can scrub off. Low-slung dogs will come back from hikes needing a bath, and the fragrance (strong but not unpleasant) lingers on fur and clothes. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/22/2024).