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Basin Daisy - Platyschkuhria integrifolia

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4
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Common in Carbon county in clayey soils across 1,000's of acres. Commonly associated with Artemisia pedatifida.
General Description
Perennial from elongate caudex branches. Stems erect, unbranched below the inflorescence, 10–25 cm. Herbage puberulent, glandular above. Leaves basal and cauline, petiolate, alternate; blades narrowly ovate to elliptic, 2–8 cm long, entire. Inflorescence corymbiform with few heads. Heads radiate; involucre campanulate, 7–10 mm high; phyllaries 9 to 21, narrowly lanceolate, subequal in 2 series, green, glandular; receptacle convex, naked. Ray flowers 6 to 12, female, yellow; ligules 6–12 mm long. Disk flowers 25 to 80, perfect, orangish, glandular; corollas 5–7 mm long; throat much wider than tube. Pappus of 8 to 16 oblanceolate scales. Achenes hirsute, obconic, 4-angled, 3–5 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
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Range Comments
MT south to AZ and NM (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 109

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Sparsely vegetated clayey or sandy saline soil in grasslands and shrublands in the valleys.

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • 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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    • Lesica, P. and P.L. Achuff. 1992. Distribution of vascular plant species of special concern and limited distribution in the Pryor Mountain desert, Carbon County, Montana. Unpublished report to the Bureau of Land Management. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 105 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
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