Lake Calavera, Carlsbad, CA
Tried for three years to find this in bloom. Finally!
Pentachaeta is a genus of the Asteraceae family; the entire genus is endemic to California. Of the six species members, at least one, Pentachaeta bellidiflora, is classified as an endangered species. The etymology of the genus name derives from Greek: Penta = five + chaeta = bristle, referring to the pappus scales of P. aurea. It was combined in Chaetopappa, but later work led to the genus being recognized as definitely separate. It is most closely...