Mojave Tarweed Plant Information
Mojave Tarweed grows in the following 1 states:California
Deinandra mohavensis (syn. Hemizonia mohavensis) is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name Mojave tarplant, or Mojave tarweed.
The plant is endemic to California. It has a disjunct distribution, occurring in the southernmost Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert, the Peninsular Ranges, and possibly the San Bernardino Mountains. It grows in moister areas in chaparral and riparian zone habitat.
Deinandra mohavensis is an annual herb growing 10-100 centimeters (4-40 inches) tall. The stems are hairy and glandular. The leaves are bristly and glandular and smooth-edged or serrated on the edges.
The flower heads are borne in clusters or somewhat open arrangements. The heads are lined with very glandular phyllaries. Each contains five yellow ray florets, each about half a centimeter long, and six yellow disc florets.
This plant was considered extinct for over 50 years because its historical populations had disappeared. It was rediscovered in 1994 in the San Jacinto Mountains.
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