Lappula occidentalis var. cupulata
This is a common spring-flowering species in rocky areas at low elevations. The spiny nutlets can
be a nuisance later in the season. Lappula texana is a synonym; it is distinguished from
Lappula occidentalis var. occidentalis by having the spines of the nutlets confluent at
their bases. Flowers are usually white, occasionally blue.
Immature fruits in the Sierra de las Uvas, 26 Mar 2007.
An inflorescence in the Sierra de las Uvas, 26 Mar 2007.
Plant habit, with Astragalus nuttallianus, 26 Mar 2007.
More immature fruit in the Sierra de las Uvas, 26 Mar 2007.
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