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Cutleaf Fleabane - Erigeron compositus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Taprooted perennial with a usually branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, 2–25 cm. Herbage hirsute, rarely glabrate, often glandular. Leaves mostly basal; blades obovate, 5–25 mm long, 1 to 3 times divided into crowded to well-separated, linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate lobes. Heads solitary, radiate or disciform. Involucres campanulate, 5–9 mm high; phyllaries in 2 to 3 series, glandular, hirsute, often purple-tipped. Rays 20 to 60, usually white; ligules 0–10 mm long. Disk corollas 3–4 mm long. Achenes 2–3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
AK to CA, AZ, CO, SD; Greenland and QC (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 251

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Habitat
Sandy or rocky soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, outcrops, open slopes, fellfields; all elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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