gowing in dense chinquapin, huckleberry. 8 to 12 feet tall.
D. Jokerst, M. Hannibal, N. Morgenstein, C. Brand, S. Whelan
uphill mossy bank on Bo-Fax Road. Under redwoods.
Round-stemmed thistle to 5' tall. Leaves marbled, wavy-margined, hairless, spiny. Phyllaries broadly spiny; heads ~2" across.
Burgundy stalk ~12" tall; lower lip white, spotted, widening to tip.
Wispy grass to 2' tall; leaves needle-like, awns ~5mm. Ovary tip hairy like Whitey Herzog's dome.
Inflorescence branched from ground, ~2" tall; Flowers 1-3, staminodes spreading, entire. Tepals mucronate. Leaves linear.