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Hoary Townsend-daisy - Townsendia incana

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?

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General Description
Short-lived perennial with a branched caudex, forming small mats. Stems ascending, 1–3 cm. Herbage densely strigose. Leaves linear, 1–2 cm long. Involucre broadly campanulate, 6–9 mm high; phyllaries strigose, ciliate, scarious-margined, acute. Rays pinkish; ligules 4–9 mm long. Disk corollas 4–5 mm long, often smaller than the pappus. Achenes 3–5 mm long, pubescent; hairs branched at the tip (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Known from Carbon Co. MT to NV, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 40

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Habitat
Open, stony, limestone-derived soil of open slopes and rock crevices in sagebrush grassland and juniper woodland in the valley and foothill zones.

References
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    • Lesica, P. and P.L. Achuff. 1992. Distribution of vascular plant species of special concern and limited distribution in the Pryor Mountain desert, Carbon County, Montana. Unpublished report to the Bureau of Land Management. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 105 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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