7 responses to “Stephanomeria diegensis”

  1. Carol Ross

    It looks for all the world like the flowers are sprouting out of wire fencing. By the way, I want to say that the navigability of your site is incredibly well designed, and the links are so handy, that, unless I watch the time, I could easily spend hours.

  2. Meghan

    I’m a Plant Ecologist in California, and never before did I realize this plant was NATIVE! I just assumed it was an exotic. Learn something new everyday!

  3. Margaret-Rae Davis

    The plants and the shadows are very interesting.
    I really like learnig more of the plants each day. This is a fine photograph.
    Thank you,

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Tom Chester sent along the following:
    Michael Charters kindly alerted me to the photo posted at your site.
    You might let dionysia know that she has photographed S. diegensis, not S. virgata, as indicated by the number of petals and the stated location of her plant. See this map of county distribution.
    To be 100% sure, one needs to look at the fruit, but as can be seen from the recent vouchers from San Diego County, no one has found any S. virgata anywhere close to her stated location.
    By the way, actually, many (not all) “hybrids” are due to incomplete understanding of species. The number of “hybrids” has been declining with time as spurious species are no longer recognized.

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks Tom, much appreciated.

  6. Dionysia

    Thank you, everyone, for your kindness! Thanks especially to Tom Chester — I have duly updated my Flickr pages.

  7. Irma

    How is this plant related to Chickory (Cichorium intybus). It looks so similar to it: see the following http://linnaeus.nrm.se/flora/di/astera/cicho/cichint.html

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