Stephanomeria
wirelettuce
3 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Stephanomeria exiguasmall wirelettuce
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington, where known from Douglas County; otherwise central Oregon to California, east to Idaho, Colorado, and Texas.
Habitat: Sandy, open sites, often in sagebrush.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
ssp. exigua – skeletonplant, small wirelettuce
Stephanomeria paniculatastiff-branched stephanomeria, stiff-branched wirelettuce
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades in Washington; Washington to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Dry, open places in the plains and foothills.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-September
Growth Duration: annual
Stephanomeria tenuifoliawire lettuce, narrowleaf stephanomeria
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, northern Great Plains, and Texas.
Habitat: Dry, often rocky places, from the foothills and plains to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-September
Growth Duration: perennial