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Madia elegans

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There are four subspecies of Madia elegans, all of which have black or dark brown disk flower anthers. The fourth subspecies (Wheeler’s madia) has yellow disk flower anthers. The ray flowers in all four subspecies are yellow. Common madia, also … Continue reading

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Asteraceae

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Members of the Asteraceae (sunflower or aster) family have complex flowers. Each flower head (what we commonly call the “flower”) is actually composed of many flowers. Special terms are used to describe the various Asteraceae flowers. Ray flowers are pistillate … Continue reading

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Common Madia Continued

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The common madia¬† that I introduced yesterday (Madia elegans) is interesting because its flowers are closed during the day and open at night. Also curious is that a stem can have blooming and mature, dry inflorescences at the same time. … Continue reading

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Common Madia

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As I mentioned in earlier posts, this year prickly lettuce and Chilean tarweed are two of the predominant wildflowers/weeds along our roadsides this year. A third plant in abundance is the common madia (Madia elegans),¬†also known as the elegant madia. … Continue reading

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