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Stiff Sunflower - Helianthus pauciflorus
Other Names:  Helianthus rigidus, Helianthus laetiflorus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, usually simple, 30–100 cm. Herbage scabrous to hispid-strigose. Leaves opposite at least below; blades serrate, lanceolate to ovate, 3–12 cm long. Involucres 14–23 mm across; phyllaries broadly lanceolate to ovate, glabrate, minutely ciliate, 6–10 mm long. Ray ligules 10–30 mm long. Disk corollas 4–8 mm long. Achenes 4–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies subrhomboideus (Rydb.) O. Spring & E.E. Schill.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout all of temperate N. America except the southwest (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 19

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