[Members of the Sunflower Family with Flower Heads like Sunflowers or Daisies East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]
Blepharipappus, Rough Eyelashweed
Synonyms: Blepharipappus scaber ssp. laevis, Blepharipappus scaber ssp. scaber, Blepharipappus scaber var. scaber
The photo above shows a close-up of the disk and ray flowers of the attractive annual known as blepharipappus. Photographed about 1 mile east of the Deschutes River on slopes above Oregon Highway 216........April 19, 2007.
3 to 5 three-forked ray flowers surrounding several disk flowers. Ray flowers
white with 3 purplish rays on the underside of each ray. Many narrow stem leaves.
Plants to 1 foot tall. Flowers from May into June.
Dry open flats in the sagebrush and pinyon-juniper communities to 2200 m.
From southeast Washington south along the eastern edge of the Cascades to
central California, east to the western edge of northern Idaho, the Snake River
plains of central Idaho, and northeast Nevada.
The photo above shows a close-up of the involucral bracts and upper stem leaves of blepharipappus as seen on slopes above Oregon Highway 216 about one mile east of the Deschutes River in central Oregon.........April 19, 2007.
The two photos above show close-ups of the flower head and involucral bracts of blepharipappus as seen south of Condon, OR along Carter Hill Road immediately west of its junction with Ramsey Canyon Road in north-central Oregon........May 28, 2007.
Additional close-up photos of blepharipappus as seen along Oregon Highway 218 about one mile east of Clarno, OR..........May 16, 2010.
Blepharipappus scaber var. scaber.
The photo above shows blepharipappus from 12 miles NW of Silver Lake, OR....6-26-95.