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Elegant Aster - Eucephalus elegans
Other Names:  Aster perelegans

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5
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General Description
Stems clustered, erect, 20–50 cm. Herbage puberulent, glandular above. Leaves sessile; linear-lanceolate to linear-oblanceolate, entire, 2–6 cm long, the lowest deciduous. Inflorescence short, racemose to corymbiform; peduncles glandular-puberulent. Involucre 7–8 mm high; phyllaries imbricate, narrowly ovate, glandular-pubescent, purple-tipped and -margined. Rays 5 to 8, purple; ligules 7–12 mm long. Disk corollas 7–9 mm long. Achenes obconic, 1–3 mm long, strigose (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Habitat
Meadows, dry, open forest; montane, lower 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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    • Ament, R.J. 1995. Pioneer Plant Communities Five Years After the 1988 Yellowstone Fires. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 216 p.
    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 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.
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