Nodding Helianthella - Helianthella quinquenervis
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Helianthella quiquenervis occurs in south-central Montana where populations appear to be stable. However, many collections of Helianthella uniflora have been mis-identified and called H. quinquenervis.
Stems 50–150 cm. Herbage glabrate to sparsely strigose. Leaf blades oblanceolate to elliptic, often 5-veined, 8–25 cm long. Heads often nodding; involucres ca. 3 cm across; phyllaries lanceolate to ovate, acuminate; receptacle scales soft. Ray ligules 2–4 cm long. Disk corollas 4–7 mm long. Achenes 8–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
OR, MT, SD south to AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- McGregor, R.L., coordinator, and T.M. Barkley, R.E. Brooks, and E.K. Schofield, eds.: Great Plains Flora Association. 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. Lawrence, KS: Univ. Press Kansas. 1392 pp.
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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.