Bristly Oxtongue - Helminthotheca echioides
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Reported for Montana in Flora of North America.
Leaf blades 5–15(–25) × 1–5(–8+) cm. Peduncles 1–5+ cm, bristly hispid. Calyculi: bracts 9–15+ × 3–5+ mm, margins and tips bristly-ciliate. Phyllaries often sigmoid in fruit, abaxial faces and tips bristly. Fruit bodies 2.5–3 mm, beaks 2.5–5 mm; pappi 4–7 mm (Strother, 2006, Fl. North America, Vol. ).
Flowering May through November.
Sporadic in North America, most common in southern CA (Kartesz 2009).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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