Santa Cruz Tarweed has a single erect stem that reaches between 1 and 3 ft. in height and has a few short branches that start about halfway up in base. The leaves are linear and manifest longer near the plant base. The upper leaves edges are rolled back and bristly to the touch, while the lower leaves have sharp, short teeth at their edges. It’s flower is yellow with a black center and daisy like in appearance. This plant is distinguished by it’s large number of flower clusters located at the branch tips having anywhere from 8 to 16 outer flowers and as many as 40 to 90 central flowers. The strong pungent smell (a citrus, tangerine, Christmas tree mix) protects it by repelling many would-be feeders.
Native to northern California
Poisoning Symptoms include:
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