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Subalpine Aster - Eurybia merita
Other Names:  Aster meritus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, 15–40 cm. Herbage scabrous to sparsely puberulent. Leaves cauline, stiff, short-petiolate; blades lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, serrulate, 1–8 cm long, sessile above. Inflorescence corymbiform with several heads; peduncles villous. Involucre campanulate, 6–9 mm high; phyllaries lanceolate, ciliate, pubescent; the inner with purple margins. Rays 14 to 32; ligules 7–10 mm long. Disk flowers 30 to 60; corolla 6–8 mm long. Achenes fusiform, 2–4 mm long, sparsely strigose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated, stony soil of dry forests; montane, lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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