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Low Fleabane - Erigeron humilis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Fibrous-rooted perennial often with a branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, 1–5 cm, purplish. Herbage sparsely to densely villous. Leaves basal and cauline; blades linear-oblanceolate to spatulate, entire, 5–20 mm long, becoming linear upward. Heads radiate, solitary. Involucres campanulate, 6–10 mm high; phyllaries in ca. 2 series, purple, wooly-villous with purple-septate hairs. Rays 50 to 100, light purple to white; ligules 2–4 mm long. Disk corollas 2–3 mm long. Achenes ca. 2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to Greenland, south to UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated soil of moraine, wet cliffs, talus; alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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