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Hoary Tansy-aster - Machaeranthera canescens
Other Names:  Dieteria canescens

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Perennial. Stems ascending to erect, branched, 8–50 cm. Herbage canescent. Leaf blades linear to oblanceolate, 1–5 cm long, remotely dentate to entire. Involucre 6–9 mm high; phyllaries glandular, glabrate to canescent, oblanceolate. Rays 8 to 25, purple; ligules 5–10 mm long. Disk corollas 4–6 mm long. Achenes 3–4 mm long, strigose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety canescens.

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
BC to SK south to CA, AZ, NM and TX (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 113

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat
Sparsely-vegetated soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, badlands, sandhills, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Guenther, G.E. 1989. Ecological relationships of bitterbrush communities on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Rundquist, V.M. 1973. Avian ecology on stock ponds in two vegetational types in north-central Montana. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 112 p.
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