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Blennosperma nanum  (Hook.) S. F. Blake  var. nanum 
Common blennosperma,   Common stickyseed
Blennosperma nanum var. nanum is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Bloom Period
Parent: Blennosperma nanum
Genus: Blennosperma
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Blennosperma nanum var. nanum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Description, Etymology, Habitat: It is an annual with small yellow flower heads The heads are a paler yellow than many other daisy-like flowers, and the ring of stamens ooze a viscous white juice containing the pollen. The fruits are also carried in a gluey fluid. The Greek name for the genus means "slimy seed." It is a resident of vernal pool floral communities. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
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: 04/15/2024).