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Rough Eyelashweed, Blepharipappus, Rough Blepharipappus - Blepharipappus scaber


Family: Asteraceae - Aster family Genus Common Name: Eyelashweed Native Status: Native
Blepharipappus scaber - Rough Eyelashweed, Blepharipappus, Rough Blepharipappus . Blepharipappus scaber is the only species in the genus. The plant grows from 4 to 12 inches tall and is found in dry, open areas in five western states. This specimen was along a hillside at about 3,500' - 4000' in the Boise Foothills.

Found in:
CA, ID, NV, OR, WA

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Blepharipappus scaber

Distribution of Blepharipappus scaber in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 25 Feb 2017). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: Hull's Gulch, Boise Foothills, Ada County, ID Date: 2011-June-21Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
May have purple lines in the 2 to 7 3-lobed ray flowers. The 3 to 15 disk flowers containing the purple anthers are also white.
Blepharipappus scaber

Site: Hull's Gulch, Boise Foothills, Ada County, ID Date: 2011-June-21Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
Eyelashweed has thin fuzzy stems with linear, alternate leaves which along the upper stem may be almost apressed.
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Blepharipappus scaber

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