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Buff Fleabane - Erigeron ochroleucus


Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Taprooted perennial usually with a simple caudex. Stems erect, often decumbent, 2–25 cm. Herbage strigose to glabrate. Leaves basal and few or many cauline; blades linear to linear-oblanceolate, entire, 1–6 cm long. Heads radiate, solitary, rarely 2. Involucres campanulate, 5–7 mm high; phyllaries in 3 or 4 series, minutely glandular, appressed-villous with white-septate hairs. Rays 30 to 60, usually white, sometimes blue; ligules 4–8 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).

Montana has varieties ochroleucus and scribneri (Canby ex Rybd.) Cronquist

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to WY and NE (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 52

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Habitat
Dry, stony soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, woodlands, fellfields, open forest; all elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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