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Drymocallis lactea  (Greene) Rydb.
Drymocallis lactea is a perennial herb that is native to California.
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Genus: Drymocallis
Family: Rosaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
PLANTSPotentilla glandulosa ssp. nevadensis
Information about  Drymocallis lactea from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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[americansouthwest.net] Description: Leaves of drymocallis lactea are quite distinctive, pinnately divided into three or four pairs of opposite, lateral leaflets, quite well separated, and a slightly larger terminal leaflet. Leaflets have large, regularly spaced teeth along the edges; four to ten per side. They have prominent side veins, pinnately forked from the midvein. Leaves and stem have a light covering of short hairs. Flowers grow at the top of the stems, in small clusters; they are attached by short pedicels (less than half an inch long), which, like the calyces, bear both long glandular hairs and shorter, non-glandular hairs. The five round, yellow petals open fully when mature, and are slightly longer than the sepals, the tips of which may be just visible from above. The flower center contains around 25 yellow stamens around a group of yellow pistils. Var austiniae has open flower clusters, yellow petals and branches somewhat spreading, while var lactea has compact clusters, cream-colored petals and branches pointing more upwards. (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: 05/18/2024).