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Old-Man-of-the-Mountain - Hymenoxys grandiflora
Other Names:  Tetraneuris grandiflora

Native Species

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
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General Description
Caudex unbranched (plants monocarpic?). Stems erect, simple or branched at the base, 10–30 cm. Herbage sparsely to densely villous. Leaves basal and cauline, 2–7 cm long; blades pinnately 1- to 2-times divided into remote, linear segments. Heads solitary; involucres 15–25 mm × 2–3 cm; phyllaries subequal, linear-lanceolate, villous, united basally. Rays 15 to 34; ligules 12–25 mm long. Disk corollas 4–7 mm long. Achenes 3–4 mm long; pappus scales 5 to 7 (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
MT, ID, UT, WY and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 45

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    • Joslin, G.J. 1975. Behavior and environmental selection by Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) during surrmer and fall in the First and Second Yellow Mule drainages, Madison County, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University, Bozeman. 65 p.
    • 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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