Eastern Mojave Vegetation Symphyotrichum spathulatum var. spathulatum, Coll. No. 498  


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  Asteraceae Symphyotrichum spathulatum spathulatum
Photograph taken August 2, 2007 beside Bohler Creek.

Coll. No. 498, 2 Aug 2007, characters observed: Perennial herb, to 40 cm.; Stem, becoming hairy distally, but never strigose; Leaves, basal and cauline, alternate, reduced above, lower leaf petiole 80 mm. + blade 70 mm. × 6 mm. wide, length 11.5 × width, lanceolate, glabrous, margins minutely dentate; Inflorescence, 3-13 heads (3,4,8,13 observed); Heads, flowers of two kinds; Peduncles, hairy, eglandular; Phyllaries in 2+ series, slightly overlapping, unequal, inner > outer, outer tip obtuse, ±herbaceous, margins scarious; Receptacles epaleate; Pappus of bristles, single series, #25-30, cylindric, short plumose; Rays, conspicuous, 13 mm., much exceeding disc flowers, lavender; Disc flower, style present.

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