Thysanocarpus laciniatus

A species found primarily in California, but peripherally in Nevada & Arizona. The laciniate basal leaves for which it is named are by no means a universal feature of the species. It is often quite similar to Thysanocarpus curvipes subsps. amplectens and eradiatus but without the prominently auriculate leaves of those taxa.

Fruits southeast of Leesville in the eastern foothills of the North Coast Ranges, Colusa County, California, 1 Apr 2009.

A cauline leaf southeast of Leesville, 1 Apr 2009. Note the minute auriculae that do not extend around the stem; often even these vestigial auriculae are absent.

Closer view of the above, 1 Apr 2009.

Flowers, southeast of Leesville, 1 Apr 2009.

Plant habit on Mount Diablo, Contra Costa County, California, 30 Mar 2009.

Flowers on Mount Diablo, 30 Mar 2009.

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