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Harmonia is a genus of four annual species occurring in the region from Trinity County S to N San Francisco Bay. Plants 5-26 (-40) cm high. Heads radiate; phyllaries 3-8, each completely enveloping a ray ovary; receptacular chaff scales not persistent, forming a ring encircling the disk florets, the margins free or weakly fused; ray florets pistillate, the corollas bright yellow, sometimes with a reddish basal "eyespot"; disk florets 7-30, perfect or functionally staminate, the corollas yellow; anthers yellow; ray cypselae clavate, beakless to distinctly beaked, epappose or provided with rudimentary scales < 1 mm long; disk achenes clavate, the pappus of 7-10 lance-attenuate to subulate, fimbriate or ciliate-plumose scales 0.2 - 4 mm long. The chromosome number is n = 9.
|H. doris-nilesiae, cultivated.|
|H. hallii, a rare species found on barren serpentine soils of the North Coast Range, CA.|
|H. nutans, 1-3, Ida Clayton Rd., Mayacamas Mts., Napa Co., CA.; 4-6, cultivated.|
|H. stebbinsii, 1, Trinity Co., CA.; 2,3, cultivated.|
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