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Western Meadow Aster - Symphyotrichum campestre
Other Names:  Aster campestris


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, 15–40 cm, often with short, sterile stems from leaf axils. Herbage glabrate to puberulent, glandular above. Leaves cauline, linear to lanceolate, sessile or subsessile, entire, 2–5 cm long, the lowest deciduous. Inflorescence open, leafy-paniculate; peduncles strigose, glandular. Involucre campanulate, 5–7 mm high; phyllaries linear-lanceolate, acuminate, stipitate glandular, white below, green above, scarious-margined. Rays 15 to 30, violet; ligules 6–10 mm long. Disk flowers 25–40, yellow; corollas 4–6 mm long. Achenes obconic, 1–2 mm long, pubescent (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, NV and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Grasslands, moist to dry meadows, sagebrush steppe; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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