Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lessingia lemmonii var. lemmonii

Lemmon's lessingia

Found in sandy soils in the mojave, this small, unobtrusive asteraceae can be easily missed when walking through its habitat.

An interesting characteristic of this plant is its scent, which is reminiscent of fresh fir needles and citrus. The plant is also highly resinous, gumming up the hands of any botanist touching it.

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