Jensia B. G. Baldwin

Last Addition: July 26, 2000.  Each "thumbnail" image below is linked to a larger photograph.

Jensia includes two annual species extending from Butte to Tulare County, California.  Plants 0.5-6 dm tall.  Heads radiate; phyllaries 2-10, each completely enveloping a ray ovary; receptacular chaff forming a ring encircling the disk florets, more or less strongly fused; ray florets pistillate, corollas bright yellow; disk florets 1-65, functionally staminate, corollas bright yellow; anthers dark purple; cypselae (ray) distinctly beaked, compressed; ray pappus a minute crown of scales to 1 mm long; disk pappus of 5-7 crisped, ciliate scales 2.5-4 mm long.  The chromosome number is n = 8.

Jensia rammii
Jensia yosemitana, Hetch Hetchy, Tualumne Co., CA

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