Flora of Scotts Creek Watershed
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.