EDI Species of the Week

Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa)

Tidy Tips is an annual wildflower native to California's low-elevation dry habitats in the Coast Ranges, Central Valley, Channel Islands, and southern coastal plain, where it is a member of spring wildflower displays in meadows and grasslands. Tidy tips are striking members of the sunflower family (Asteraceae) and can be easily identified by the unique, white tips of their petals. They are an important nectar source for the endangered Bay checkerspot butterfly and many other insect species.