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Townsendia  leptotes (A.Gray) Osterh.  trib. Astereae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Townsendia  leptotes (A.Gray) Osterh.  trib. Astereae
SynonymsTownsendia sericea var. leptotes A.Gray (basionym)
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.South-Central U.S.A.ArizonaCaliforniaColoradoIdahoMontanaNevadaNew MexicoUtahWyoming
rocks
Altitude2300-3800m
Description lower leaves spathulate to narrowly obovate, 1-3cm, strigose or glabrescent, capitula sessile, involucre campanulate, 4-5-seriate, bracts lanceolate, acute, ligules 5-7mm
Size1-5cm
Colorwhite, pinkish, blue
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 10-16°C
cuttings of rosettes in spring
BibliographyFlora of North America www.eFloras.org
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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