Open hillside- coastal influence. Found near Chaparral border and grass land. Salvia mellifera,Trichostema lanceolatum,Artemisia californica.

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By: Rick Kerrigan (rwkerrigan)
2014-09-05 11:17:08 HST (-1000)

Thanks to Mark, I had a chance to obtain the ITS DNA sequence for this collection. It matches the sequence I have for A. deserticola from NM. The rupture of the peridium at the base of the cap, all around the contact with the stipe, is characteristic for this species.