Showy Aster - Eurybia conspicua
MNPS Threat Rank
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, 30–75 cm. Herbage scabrous, sparsely strigose, glandular above. Leaves cauline, sessile or subsessile, lanceolate to obovate or ovate, strongly serrate, 5–15 cm long, the lowest deciduous. Inflorescence corymbiform, leafy bracteate; peduncles stipitate-glandular. Involucre campanulate, 9–12 mm high; phyllaries linear-lanceolate, glandular, ciliate, white below, green above with purple tips. Rays 12 to 35; ligules 10–15 mm long. Disk flowers 48 to 55; corolla 7–9 mm long. Achenes fusiform, 3–4 mm long, glabrous to sparsely pubescent (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this species or genera where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans
, Bombus ternarius
, and Bombus terricola
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).