[Members of the Sunflower Family with Flower Heads like Sunflowers or Daisies]

White-daisy Tidytips, White Layia

Layia glandulosa

Synonyms: Layia glandulosa ssp. glandulosa, Layia glandulosa ssp. lutea

White-daisy Tidytips, White Layia: Layia glandulosa (Synonyms: Layia glandulosa ssp. glandulosa, Layia glandulosa ssp. lutea)

Layia glandulosa from roadside just north of the Vernita Bridge, Columbia River, central Washington...........5-1-98.

Characteristics:

White layia is a branched annual with spreading hairs and glandular herbage. It ranges in height from 5-40 cm. The leaves are 1-6 cm long. They are narrow and pinnatifid or serrate to entire. The leaves are reduced in size on the stems.

The flower heads bear 8-9 broad white rays, 3-lobed at the tips. The rays are 4-15 mm long. The central disk is yellow and globose. The involucre is 6-9 mm tall and is both glandular and hairy. Flowers from April into July.


Habitat:

White layia is a plant of dry, open places in the deserts and foothills, often in sandy soil.


Range:

White layia is found from southern British Columbia south along the eastern edge of the Cascades and Sierra Nevada into Baja California, east to Idaho and New Mexico.


White-daisy Tidytips, White Layia: Layia glandulosa (Synonyms: Layia glandulosa ssp. glandulosa, Layia glandulosa ssp. lutea) - White-daisy Tidytips, White Layia: Layia glandulosa (Synonyms: Layia glandulosa ssp. glandulosa, Layia glandulosa ssp. lutea)

White layia as seen at Yakima Ridge, Hanford Reach National Monument..........May 11, 2013.

White-daisy Tidytips, White Layia: Layia glandulosa (Synonyms: Layia glandulosa ssp. glandulosa, Layia glandulosa ssp. lutea) - Flower head of White-daisy Tidytips, White Layia: Layia glandulosa (Synonyms: Layia glandulosa ssp. glandulosa, Layia glandulosa ssp. lutea) - White-daisy Tidytips, White Layia: Layia glandulosa (Synonyms: Layia glandulosa ssp. glandulosa, Layia glandulosa ssp. lutea)

White layia as seen at Fort Rock State Park, Lake County, Oregon.........May 18, 2016.

White-daisy Tidytips, White Layia: Layia glandulosa (Synonyms: Layia glandulosa ssp. glandulosa, Layia glandulosa ssp. lutea) - White-daisy Tidytips, White Layia: Layia glandulosa (Synonyms: Layia glandulosa ssp. glandulosa, Layia glandulosa ssp. lutea)

White layia from a roadside just north of the Vernita Bridge, Columbia River, central Washington...........5-1-98.

Paul Slichter