Senecio elmeri


Erythea 7: 173. 1899.

Synonyms: Senecio crepidineus Greene
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 551. Mentioned on page 546.

Perennials, 10–20(–30) cm (rhizomes trailing or branching). Herbage unevenly villous-tomentose or floccose, glabrescent. Stems single (from loosely clustered basal leaves). Leaves progressively reduced distally; ± petiolate; blades ovate to oblanceolate, (3–)4–8(–10) × 2–3(–4) cm, bases tapered, margins shallowly dentate (mid and distal leaves smaller, bractlike, often clasping). Heads erect or weakly nodding (especially in bud), (2–)5–9(–12) in loose, cymiform arrays. Calyculi of 2–7 lance-linear to linear bractlets (lengths 1/3–2/3 phyllaries). Phyllaries (± 8) ± 13, 8–10 mm, tips black (villous). Ray florets ± 8; corolla laminae 8–15 mm. Cypselae glabrous. 2n = 40.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Alpine and subalpine rocky sites and talus slopes
Elevation: 2000–3000 m


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