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Showy Aster - Eurybia conspicua
Other Names:  Aster conspicuus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 35

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Habitat
Dry to moist forests, woodlands; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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