Latin name: Lessingia leptoclada A. Gray
  Pronunciation: les-IN-jee-a lep-toe-KLAY-da
  Common name: Sierra lessingia
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Open slopes and valleys to 6000', Ventura
  and Kern Cos. northwards
  Blooming period: May to June
  Click for Latin name derivations: (1) Lessingia
  (2) leptoclada
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