Sticky Lessingia, Lessingia glandulifera A.Gray var. glandulifera A. Lane. native
dicot in the Asteraceae family -

A small colony can be found west of the red bridge in sandy dry soil.
Summer blooming.

tiny yellow blossomslessingia blossoms next to dime

caterpillar eating the flower petalsSticky lessingia nest to rubber boot for size comparison

well branched with tiny scaley flower heads
This native herb has a striking resemblance to yellow starthistle,
but is much more petite and minus the spines.
The plant grows to 24" (max), and normally much shorter.
The flower heads are also much smaller, being only 1/4" wide.

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