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Flora of Scotts Creek Watershed

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Jaumea carnosa - Marsh Jaumea

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Family Name: Asteraceae

Common Names: Marsh Jaumea, Fleshy Jaumea

Origin: Native to California

Locations found in Swanton Area: Salt Marsh

Habitat: Coastal salt marshes, bases of sea cliffs. 0-5 m elevation.

Life Form and Duration: Perennial Herb, 10-30.5 cm

Comments on overall growth: Low growing and spreading with numerous long weak stems. Often grows in patches. Grows from creeping branched rhizomes.

Foliage Description: Leaves simple, opposite, fleshy, 1.5-5 cm long, linear to narrowly oblong-oblanceolate with obtuse tips, leaf bases fused partly around stem.

Infloresence Description: Yellow flowers in solitary heads, with disk flowers and few ray flowers around outer margin. Fleshy swollen involucre below head, purplish.

Flowering Season: May-October

Fruit Type: Achene

Fruit Description: 2-3 mm long, brown.