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dwarf coastweed, pineapple weed


1–3+ cm, often ± fleshy.

Disc corollas

0.6–1 mm.


black, 1.5–2 mm;

pappi of white or purplish, apically ± muticous scales 0.5–0.8 mm.


or pistillate corollas 0.6–1 mm (obscurely zygomorphic).


= 16.

Amblyopappus pusillus

Phenology Flowering spring.
Habitat Coastal bluffs, dunes, beaches
Elevation 0–40+ m (0–100+ ft)
from FNA
CA; South America; Mexico (Baja California)
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Source FNA vol. 21, p. 348.
Parent taxa Asteraceae > tribe Heliantheae > subtribe Baeriinae > Amblyopappus
Name authority Hooker & Arnott: J. Bot. (Hooker) 3: 321. (1841)
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