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Eatonella nivea
white Eatonella, white false tickhead
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central Washington; Washington to California, east to Idaho and Nevada.

Habitat: Dry, sandy, or volcanic desert areas.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)

Description:
General:

Depressed white-woolly annual, branching from the base, often tufted.

Leaves:

Leaves numerous, lanceolate to spatulate, up to 1.5 cm. long, basal or on short stems.

Flowers:

Heads sessile or on filiform axillary peduncles up to 4 cm. long; involucre bell-shaped, 5 mm. high, the bracts in one series, reflexed in age; ray flowers scarcely exceeding the disk, yellow or purplish; disk flowers yellow; pappus of 2 awn-tipped scales.

Fruits:

Achenes flattened parallel to the involucral bracts, with hairs along the margins.

Accepted Name:
Eatonella nivea (D.C. Eaton) A. Gray
Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 19: 19. 1883.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Burielia nivea D.C. Eaton
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Eatonella nivea in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Eatonella nivea checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Eatonella nivea atlas page.

CalPhotos: Eatonella nivea photos.

USDA Plants: Eatonella nivea information.

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