Dieteria canescens var. ambigua
Sida 20: 1396. 2003.
Annuals, biennials, or short-lived perennials. Stems 1+, ascending to erect, canescent, sometimes sparsely stipitate-glandular; branches ascending. Mid leaf blades lanceolate to linear. Peduncles equaling or longer than involucres. Involucres broadly turbinate, 8–12 mm. Phyllaries in 5–10 series, usually appressed, sometimes spreading, apices densely appressed-hairy, usually eglandular, sometimes sparsely stipitate-glandular, then obscured by appressed hairs. Ray florets pistillate, fertile. Cypselae glabrous or glabrate. 2n = 8.
Phenology: Flowering Aug–Oct.
Habitat: Grasslands and pine forests
Elevation: 1300–2600 m
Ariz., Colo., N.Mex.