Townsendia florifera - (Hook.) Gray
Showy Townsend-daisy
Other Common Names: showy Townsend daisy
Synonym(s): Townsendia florifer A. Gray
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Townsendia florifer (Hook.) A. Gray (TSN 780538)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.134201
Element Code: PDAST9C080
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Aster Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Asterales Asteraceae Townsendia
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Townsendia florifera
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 05Aug1991
Global Status Last Changed: 05Aug1991
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Idaho (SNR), Montana (S1S2), Nevada (SNR), Oregon (SNR), Utah (SNR), Washington (SNR), Wyoming (SH)

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Range Extent Comments: Central WA to NV, east to sw. MT and nw. WY. Peripheral.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Central WA to NV, east to sw. MT and nw. WY. Peripheral.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
MT Beaverhead (30001)
WY Lincoln (56023)*, Teton (56039)*
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
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Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
10 Red Rock (10020001)+
17 Greys-Hobock (17040103)+*
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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General Description: Showy Townsendia is an annual to short-lived perennial herb with 1 to several ascending stems that are 5-15 cm high and arising from a simple taproot. Leaves are spoon-shaped, 2-6 cm long at the base, and reduced upward. Foliage is sparsely to densely covered with short, appressed hairs. 1 to a few stalked flower heads are borne at the tips of the stems. Each head has 3-4 series of narrow, overlapping, green or purple involucral bracts that are 7-10 mm long, 13-34 pink ray flowers that are 7-12 mm long, and yellow disk corollas that are 3-6 mm long. The hairy achenes are topped by straight, stiff bristles that are 1-6 mm long in ray flowers and 3-8 mm long in disk flowers.
Diagnostic Characteristics: Most of our species of TOWNSENDIA are low, nearly stemless plants. The only other species with stems greater than 5 cm long is T. PARRYI, which has blue to lavendar rays and involucral bracts that are 9-16 mm long.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 12Dec1994
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): JM

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References
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  • Cronquist, A. 1955. Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest, Part 5: Compositae. Pages 1-343. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.

  • Dorn, R. D. 1992. Vascular Plants of Wyoming, second edition. Mountain West Publishing, Cheyenne, WY.

  • Dorn, R. D. 2001. Vascular Plants of Wyoming, third edition. Mountain West Publishing, Cheyenne, WY.

  • Evert, E. F. 2010. Vascular Plants of the Greater Yellowstone Area: Annotated Catalog and Atlas. Park Ridge, IL.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

  • Lesica, P. & J. S. Shelly. 1991. Sensitive, Threatened and Endangered Vascular Plants of Montana. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Occ. Publ. No. 1. Helena, MT.

  • Strother, J. L. 2006. Townsendia. Pages 193-203 in Flora of North America Editorial Committee, editor. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 20. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae (in part): Asteraceae part 2. Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

  • The Plant Names Project. International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Online. Available: http://www.ipni.org. (Accessed 2005).

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