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4. Sericocarpus oregonensis Nuttall, Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 302. 1840.

Oregon white-topped aster

Aster oregonensis (Nuttall) Cronquist

Plants 24–102 cm. Stems erect, hairy. Leaves basal and proximal-most cauline withering by flowering; cauline sessile; blades broadly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 10–100 × 3–20 mm, margins entire, apices acuminate to acute, faces hairy. Heads 2–4 per branch, in corymbiform arrays. Peduncle bracts broadly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, hairy. Involucres 5–7 mm at flowering. Phyllaries in 3–4 series, puberulent, outer series 3–5 mm, mid series 4–6 mm. Ray florets 2–6; straps 3–6 mm, corolla tubes 3–4 mm. Disc florets 9–20; corolla tubes 3–5 mm, lobes 1–2 mm. Ovaries fusiform, 1–3 mm, strigose; pappi: inner series 5–7 mm.

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora): w North America.


1 Stems and leaves sparsely hairy   4a Sericocarpus oregonensis subsp. oregonensis
+ Stems and leaves moderately to densely hairy   4b Sericocarpus oregonensis subsp. californicus


 

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