(A. Gray) Greene
Erigeron grandiflorus var. elatior
Guy L. Nesom in Flora of North America (vol. 20)
20-60 cm; rhizomatous, fibrous-rooted, rhizomes woody, relatively thick.
erect, sparsely to moderately villous, minutely glandular.
mostly cauline (basal not persistent); proximal blades 1-nerved obovate, becoming ovate to ovate-lanceolate distally, (20-)30-90 × 5-25 mm, nearly equal-sized and evenly distributed distally (bases clasping), margins entire (apices acute), faces sparsely to moderately hirsuto-villous.
7-12 × 13-20 mm.
in 2-4 series (linear, apices commonly spreading-reflexing), densely villoso-lanate (hair cross walls reddish to purple), minutely glandular.
75-150; corollas pink to rose-purple, 10-20 mm, laminae coiling.
2-2.2 mm, 2-nerved, faces sparsely strigose;
outer of setae or setiform scales, inner of 15-20 bristles.
= 18. Flowering Jul-Sep. Mountain brush, alpine and subalpine meadows, openings in spruce-fir; 2400-3800 m; Colo., N.Mex., Utah, Wyo.
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