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Eucephalus paucicapitatus
Olympic Mountain aster
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Olympic Mountains of Washington and Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Habitat: Open slopes, mid- to high elevations.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from a stout, short woody base, usually with several stems from the base, 2-5 dm. tall, the herbage covered with glands on short, fine hairs.

Leaves:

Lowermost leaves reduced and scale-like, the others numerous, nearly alike, sessile, elliptic or lance-elliptic to elliptic-oblong, entire, 2-4 cm. long and 4-13 mm. wide.

Flowers:

Heads few or solitary, rather large, the disk 1-2.5 cm. wide; involucre 7-10 mm. high, the bracts not much inbricate, narrow, long-pointed, firm and somewhat keeled; rays usually 13, white, 1-1.5 cm. long; pappus of capillary bristles, some of the outer ones shorter.

Fruits:

Achenes hairy throughout.

Accepted Name:
Eucephalus paucicapitatus (B.L. Rob.) Greene
Publication: Pittonia. 3: 56. 1896. 1896.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Aster paucicapitatus (B.L. Rob.) B.L. Rob. [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Eucephalus paucicapitatus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Eucephalus paucicapitatus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Eucephalus paucicapitatus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Eucephalus paucicapitatus photos.

USDA Plants: Eucephalus paucicapitatus information.

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