Eucephalus elegans


Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 298. 1840.

Common names: Elegant aster
Synonyms: Aster perelegans A. Nelson & J. F. Macbride Eucephalus perelegans (A. Nelson & J. F. Macbride) W. A. Weber
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 40.

Perennials 30–70 cm (caudices woody; herbage scabrous). Stems erect, moderately scabrous and/or glandular. Leaves: mid and cauline blades linear-oblong or linear-lanceolate, 2–6 cm × 3–10 mm, faces moderately scabrous and ± short-stipitate-glandular. Heads 3–8(–15) in racemiform to corymbiform arrays. Peduncles glandular-puberulent. Involucres turbinate-cylindric, 6–9 mm. Phyllaries in 3–5 series (often purplish at margins), ovate, margins eciliate, apices acute, abaxial faces moderately to densely puberulent and glandular. Rays usually 5 or 8, purple. Cypselae strigose; pappus bristles in 2 series, barbellate. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Open meadows, aspen forests, rocky open slopes
Elevation: 1100–3200 m



Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah.


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Lower Taxa

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Geraldine A. Allen +
Nuttall +
Elegant aster +
Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +  and Utah. +
1100–3200 m +
Open meadows, aspen forests, rocky open slopes +
Flowering Jul–Aug. +
Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Aster perelegans +  and Eucephalus perelegans +
Eucephalus elegans +
Eucephalus +
species +