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Prairies, pastures, abandoned fields. Woods and open sites.
Newfoundland and Quebec west to Yukon, south to D.C., VA, WV, southern IN, MO, and CA.
Perennial to 40 cm. Basal leaves less than 1.5 cm wide, spatulate, densely tomentose below, less pubescent or glabrous above, 1-nerved or obscurely 3-nerved. Plants dioecious; flowers sexual or often apomictic; pistillate involucres 7-10 mm.
Flowers April to June
Wetland Indicator: Upland
Widespread with several recognized varieties. Plants can be diploid or polyploid.
Gleason, Henry A.
and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States
and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY
Swink, F. and G.
Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
© Michael Hough 2004