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Smooth Fleabane - Erigeron glabellus
Other Names:  Erigeron asper


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Fibrous-rooted biennial or short-lived perennial. Stems erect, 8–50 cm. Herbage sparsely strigose to villous-hirsute. Leaves basal and cauline; blades linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, 1–10 cm long, entire, sessile and narrower above. Heads 1 to 6, radiate. Involucres hemispheric, 5–10 mm high; phyllaries in 3 or 4 series, sparsely hirsute. Rays >125, white or blue ligules narrow, 6–13 mm long. Disk corollas 3–6 mm long. Achenes ca. 1.5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

We have varieties glabellus and pubescens Hook.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NT south to UT, NM, SD and WI (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 8

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Habitat
Grasslands, meadows, woodlands, forest openings; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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