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Prairies. Dry ground and waste places
Western U.S. and northern Mexico. Populations east of IL are likely introduced.
Low perennial, reaching a height of 0.3-1 m in flower. Leaves lanceolate, gray-white tomentose, entire to irregularly coarsely toothed.
Flowers July to September
Wetland indicator: Upland
Native from Michigan south and west, has been introduced east of it's natural range. It is a common component of prairie seed mixes, sometimes being introduced to restorations where it would not normally be found.
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