Layia platyglossa

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Tidytips, Common Tidytips, Coastal Tidytips
    Synonyms: Layia ziegleri
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: February - May
    Status: Native

Layia platyglossa, or Tidytips, is a annual native to the Western US. It grows in grasslands, prairies, fields and open pine forests, and blooms in early spring.

This is one of a group of about fifteen species from the west - this particular species is one of two that can be found outside California, the rest are confined only to California. This species can be partially distinguished from others by its flowers which have white tips at the end of yellow petals, but there are several other species in the genus that have this, also. More information on distinguishing them will be posted at a later time.

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