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Lasthenia minor
Scientific classification
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Lasthenia
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L. minor
Binomial name
Lasthenia minor
(DC.) Ornduff

Lasthenia minor is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name coastal goldfields. It is endemic to California, where it is a resident of coastal and inland grassland habitat.

Description

Lasthenia minor is an annual herb growing erect to a maximum height near 35 centimeters. The woolly stem may be branched or not and has oppositely-arranged pairs of linear leaves.

The flower heads are under a centimeter wide and have hairy phyllaries and golden yellow ray and disc florets.

The fruit is an achene up to about two millimeters long with a pappus of scales.

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