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Jaumea carnosa
fleshy jaumea, marsh jaumea

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest along coastal waters in Washington; British Columbia to southern California.

Habitat: Tidal flats and marshes.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, beetles, wasps


Succulent, lax, rhizomatous perennial, up to about 3 dm. tall


Leaves linear-oblanceolate or linear-oblong, opposite, 2-6 cm. long and 2-6 mm. wide, fleshy.


Heads solitary, the disk 7-12 mm. wide; involucre 8-12 mm. high, of few, broad bracts, imbricate, the bracts often becoming pinkish upwards; rays narrow and inconspicuous, 3-5 mm. long, yellow, deciduous; receptacle conic, naked; pappus none.


Achene with a gristly apical ring to which the broad, hardened base of the disk corolla is attached.

Accepted Name:
Jaumea carnosa (Less.) A. Gray
Publication: U.S. Expl. Exped. 17: 360. 1874.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Coinogyne carnosa Less.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Jaumea carnosa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Jaumea carnosa checklist entry

OregonFlora: Jaumea carnosa information

E-Flora BC: Jaumea carnosa atlas page

CalPhotos: Jaumea carnosa photos

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