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Rayless Tansy-aster - Xanthisma grindelioides
Other Names:  Machaeranthera grindelioides

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5
C-value: 4


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General Description
Stems ascending to erect, branched above, 5–20 cm. Herbage villous to sparsely tomentose, sometimes minutely glandular. Leaf blades lanceolate to oblanceolate, 1–3 cm long, spiny-dentate. Heads discoid, solitary on branch tips; involucre hemispheric, 6–9 mm high; phyllaries in 3 to 5 series, stipitate-glandular. Disk flowers 15 to 50; corollas 4–6 mm long. Achenes 2–4 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety grindelioides.

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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 133

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Habitat
Stony or sandy soil of grasslands, badlands; plains, valleys (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • 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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Peterson, J.G. 1969. The food habits and summer distribution of juvenile sage grouse in central Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 39 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.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
    • Wood, A.K. 1987. Ecology of a prairie mule deer population. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 205 p.
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