Latin name: Leptosyne maritima (Nutt.) A. Gray
  Pronunciation: lep-toe-SY-nee mar-IT-i-ma

  Common name: Sea dahlia
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Coastal bluffs and dunes below 200', coastal
  strand and sage scrub, rare in Calif.

  Blooming period: March to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Leptosyne
  2) maritima
  Formerly Coreopsis maritima
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