WINDY GAP AND MT. WILLIAMSON, SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS
MARCH 2012 PAGE TWO



   
 

After the flowering stage, the peduncles and pedicels begin to elongate, and it is this stage that I have usually observed before. I kept looking for them in May and June when I thought they were supposed to be blooming, but they were already way past that. The non-fruiting pedicels are 10-20 mm long. The sessile fruits develop in the axil formed by the rays of the involucel.
 



 

The fruits are 5-6 mm long and 3-4 mm wide, and pubescent. Most of my pictures that show fruits were taken in late June or July.


 




Oreonana vestita can be found along the high exposed ridgetops of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mts on dry gravel or talus often in proximity to montane conifers. The type locality was the summit of Mt. Baldy.





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