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American Saw-wort - Saussurea americana


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Stems erect, simple, 40–100 cm. Herbage loosely tomentose to glabrate. Leaf blades lanceolate to ovate, serrate, 4–12 cm long. Involucres 10–15 mm high; phyllaries ovate to lanceolate, strongly imbricate in ca. 5 series, villous, tomentose and purple on the margins. Disk flowers 8 to 21; corollas 10–13 mm long. Achenes 4–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
AK south to CA, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Moist soil of tall herb meadows, open forests, avalanche slopes; montane, lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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