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Nevada sunray, Enceliopsis nudicaulis var. nudicaulis

Nevada sunray, Enceliopsis nudicaulis var. nudicaulis

Nevada sunray, Enceliopsis nudicaulis var. nudicaulis, California, White Mountains, McAfee Creek, Fishlake Valley drainage, elevation 1673 m (5490 ft).

This sunflower family member is found nearly throughout Nevada and the Great Basin desert of the western United States, extending shortly into the adjacent northern Mojave Desert, Colorado Plateau of Utah and northern Arizona, and Snake River plains of southern Idaho. It seems to have a strong preference for dry barren calcareous soils of various textures from rocky to mostly clay, below about 2100 meters (6900 feet) elevation. The substrate here is steep sand scree of decaying carbonate outcrops.

Also visible in this image is limestone primrose (Oenothera cespitosa subsp. crinita), and a Sagebrush Checkerspot butterfly (Chlosyne acastus) visiting the sunray.

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Photo prise @ Dyer le 30 avril 2017 (© Jim Morefield / Flickr)

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