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Black-tip Groundsel - Senecio lugens


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Plants from horizontal or inclined rhizomes. Stems erect, 7–40 cm. Herbage glabrate, sparsely arachnoid in leaf axils. Leaves basal and cauline; blades ovate to oblanceolate, 1–12 cm long, entire to minutely serrate, becoming linear-lanceolate and sessile above. Inflorescence corymbiform, of 3 to 12 heads. Heads radiate; involucres 6–9 mm high; phyllaries ca. 13, glabrous to sparsely arachnoid, conspicuously black-tipped. Rays 5 to 13; ligules 6–12 mm long. Disk corollas 6–8 mm long. Achenes 1–3 mm long, glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NT south to WA and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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