Woolly Fleabane - Erigeron lanatus
State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Only known in Montana from a few occurrences in Glacier National Park, though the high elevation habitat as well as the occurrences all being within the Park boundary greatly diminish the potential for negative impacts. The likelihood of additional occurrences being located appears good.
- Details on Status Ranking and Review
Score2 - Small: Generally 2,000-10,000 individuals.
Score2 - Regional or State Endemic or Small Montana Range: Generally restricted to an area <100,000 sq. miles (equivalent to 2/3 the size of Montana or less) or Montana contributes 50% or more of the species’ range or populations OR limited to 2-3 Sub-basins in Montana.
Area of Occupancy
Score2 - Low: Generally occurring in 4-10 Subwatersheds (6th Code HUC’s).
Score1 - Moderate: Species is restricted to a specific habitat that is more widely distributed or to several restricted habitats and is typically dependent upon relatively unaltered, good-quality habitat (C Values of 5-7).
ScoreNA - Rank factor not assessed.
CommentTrends unknown, though populations are likely stable or experiencing only minor declines.
Score0-1 - Low to Medium.
Score0-1 - Low to Moderate Vulnerability.
Raw Conservation Status Score
7 to 9 total points scored out of a possible 16 (Rarity factors and threats only).
Fibrous-rooted perennial from a slender-branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, 3–10 cm, scapose. Herbage villous, minutely glandular above. Leaves basal and cauline; blades linear-oblanceolate to spatulate, 1–3 cm long, entire or 1- to 3-lobed at the tip. Heads radiate, solitary. Involucres hemispheric, 8–12 mm high; phyllaries in 2 or 3 series, shaggy wooly-villous, purple-tipped, minutely glandular. Rays 30 to 80, white to purplish; ligules 7–8 mm long. Disk corollas 4–5 mm long. Achenes 3–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Flathead and Glacier counties; BC, AB, sporadically south to CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Limestone talus slopes in the alpine zone.
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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.