Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 1901, Erigeron compositus  


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  Asteraceae Erigeron compositus
Photographed 24 November 2018.

Coll. No. 1901, 31 May 2018, characters observed: Perennial herb, from woody caudex, 10 cm.; Leaves, basal, petiole, 18-22 mm., 5 mm. × 6 mm. wide, ternately divided, glandular, straight multicellular hairy; Inflorescence, 1 head per stem; Peduncles, 40 mm., glandular, short straight spreading hairs; Involucre, 5 mm. × 10 mm. wide; Phyllaries, 2+ series, 6 mm. × 1.3 mm. wide, outer phyllaries glandular hairy, green mid-rib and distally, chartaceous then scarious toward margin, tip, acute, purplish; Receptacle, epaleate; Flowers, of 2 kinds; Ray flowers, #25, tube 1.8 mm. + blade 5.3 mm. × 1 mm. wide, white, fertile; Disk flowers, many, tube 3.5 mm. + lobes 0.3 mm., expanding gradually, yellow, open; Pappus, well-developed, bristles, 3.5-3.8 mm., ±equal, capillary; Cypsela, 2.2 mm. × 0.6 mm. wide, angled, brown, hairy.

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