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Engelmann's Aster - Eucephalus engelmannii
Other Names:  Aster engelmannii, Doellingeria engelmannii

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5
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General Description
Stems erect, 30–120 cm. Herbage glabrate to sparsely villous. Leaves sessile to short-petiolate; blades lanceolate to obovate, entire, 3–10 cm long, the lowest deciduous. Inflorescence open, leafy-corymbiform; peduncles puberulent to sparsely glandular. Involucre narrowly campanulate, 6–10 mm high; phyllaries imbricate, lanceolate, ciliate, glandular-pubescent; outer green; inner outlined in purple. Rays 8 to 13, white to light purple; ligules 12–22 mm long. Disk flowers 10 to 35; corolla 7–9 mm long. Achenes obconic, compressed, cylindrical, 3–5 mm long, puberulent (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
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Range Comments
BC, AB south to WA, NV, UT and CO (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Moist, open forest, meadows, avalanche slopes; upper montane, subalpine (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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    • Clark, D. 1991. The effect of fire on Yellowstone ecosystem seed banks. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 115 pp.
    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
    • Dale, D. 1973. Effects of trail use under forests in the Madison Range, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 96 pp.
    • Eversman, S.T. 1968. A comparison of plant communities and substrates of avalanche and non-avalanche areas in south central Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 39 pp.
    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 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.
    • Steerey, W. F. 1979. Distribution, range use and population characteristics of Mule Deer associated with the Schafer Creek winter range, Bridger Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 119 p.
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