Ionactis stenomeres

(A. Gray) Greene

Pittonia 3: 246. 1897.

Common names: Rocky Mountain ankle-aster
Basionym: Aster stenomeres A. Gray Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 209. 1882
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 84. Mentioned on page 82.

Plants 12–30 cm (sometimes weakly cespitose, caudices multicipital or with relatively short branches; rhizomes fibrous-rooted, thickened, becoming woody). Stems proximally herbaceous or slightly woody, eglandular. Leaves: proximal separated by evident internodes, spatulate, reduced in size distally; mid and distal linear-lanceolate, 15–25(–30) mm, margins green, faces hispidulous. Heads borne singly. Involucres 8–13 mm. Disc florets bisexual, fertile; corollas 7.5–8.5 mm. Cypselae 5–6 mm, faces sessile- to stipitate-glandular.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Sep.
Habitat: Dry slopes, grassy ridges, and openings
Elevation: 1700–2200 m


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