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Eucephalus ledophyllus var. ledophyllus (Cascade aster)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Eucephalus ledophyllus var. ledophyllus

Eucephalus ledophyllus (A. Gray) Greene var. ledophyllus

Cascade Aster, Cascade Wayside-aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Aster engelmannii var. ledophyllus, Aster ledophyllus

USDA Symbol: EULEL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This 2 1/2 ft. perennial has one or more flower heads at the top of the unbrnached, leafy stems. The lower and upper leaves are reduced in size, thus the best-developed leaves are in the middle of the stem. These are broadly lance-shaped. The ray flowers are lavender, surrounding the center, yellow disk flowers.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Cascades Mts. from n. WA to s. OR
Native Habitat: Dry meadows & open woods to timberline

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: Start from seeds or pieces of the root crown.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Eucephalus ledophyllus var. ledophyllus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eucephalus ledophyllus var. ledophyllus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eucephalus ledophyllus var. ledophyllus

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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