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Luina hypoleuca
littleleaf luina, silverback luina, littleleaf silverback
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: In the Olympic and Cascade mountains in Washington; British Columbia south to California.

Habitat: Open, rocky areas, moist to somewhat dry, moderate to high elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: June-October

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from a stout, branching, woody base, the several stems 1.5-4 dm. tall, white-woolly throughout.

Leaves:

Leaves sessile, entire, elliptic to ovate, 2-6 cm. long and 7-35 mm. wide, not reduced upward along the stem, white-woolly on the lower surface but lightly so and green on the upper; basal leaves wanting.

Flowers:

Heads several in a short, flat-topped inflorescence; involucre 5-7 mm. high, the bracts in a single series, firm, equal, lightly white-woolly; corollas all tubular, 10-17 in each head, pale yellowish; pappus of numerous capillary bristles.

Fruits:

Achenes prominently several-nerved.

Accepted Name:
Luina hypoleuca Benth.
Publication: Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 12: 36, plate 1139. 1873. 1873.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Luina hypoleuca in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Luina hypoleuca checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Luina hypoleuca atlas page.

CalPhotos: Luina hypoleuca photos.

USDA Plants: Luina hypoleuca information.

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