Steppe Agoseris - Agoseris parviflora
Agoseris glauca var. laciniata
Perennial 5–20 cm. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 3–15 cm long, deeply pinnately divided into 5–8 pairs of linear lobes. Herbage sparsely villous to tomentose. Involucres 2–3 cm long; phyllaries narrowly lanceolate, in ca. 2 series, green, glabrous to tomentose with a purple midvein. Rays yellow; ligules 8–15 mm long. Pappus 1–2 cm long. Achene body 5–7 mm long; beak 3–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
OR to MT south to CA, AZ, NM and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this species or genera where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus bifarius
and Bombus insularis
(Wilson et al. 2010).
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Wilson, J.S., L.E. Wilson, L.D. Loftis, and T. Griswold. 2010. The montane bee fauna of north central Washington, USA, with floral associations. Western North American Naturalist 70(2): 198-207.
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.