Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Button Brittlebush

The button brittlebush, also known as the rayless encilia, is a plant in the daisy family that has no ray flowers (or petals).

I found them off the Hayfield Road exit of the I-10 past Chiriaco Summit. Like a dandelion, the flower dries out and turns into a seed ball that is wind disbursed. I've not previously seen them in this fuzzy stage. 
As the flowers turn to fuzz they become much more noticeable. 

1 comment:

  1. An ancestor or a relative of the lawn-invasive dandelion?