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Lagophylla ramosissima
slender hareleaf, common rabbitleaf

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

Habitat: Dry, open areas in sagebrush plains and foothills.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Slender, simple to freely-branched annual, 1-10 dm. tall, the herbage gray with fine, close hairs.


Leaves entire, the lowermost opposite, oblanceolate to spatulate, 1-10 cm. long, early-deciduous, the others smaller, alternate, lanceolate to linear.


Heads in small clusters on short peduncles; involucre 4.5-8 mm. high, covered with silky hairs and usually with stalked glands as well, the bracts thin and herbaceous; ray flowers 5, pistillate and fertile, broad, with 3 terminal teeth, pale yellow; disk flowers 6, sterile, yellow; receptacle small, with a bract subtending each of the outer disk flowers; pappus none.


Ray achenes compressed at right angles to a radius of the head, black and shining; disk achenes abortive.

Accepted Name:
Lagophylla ramosissima Nutt.
Publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 391. 1841.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Lagophylla ramosissima Nutt. ssp. ramosissima
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lagophylla ramosissima in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lagophylla ramosissima checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lagophylla ramosissima atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lagophylla ramosissima photos.

USDA Plants: Lagophylla ramosissima information.

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