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Annual to tree
Leaves basal or cauline, alternate to whorled, simple to compound
Inflorescence: 1° inflorescence a head, each resembling a flower, 1–many, generally arrayed in cymes, generally subtended by ± calyx-like involucre; flowers 1–many per head
Flowers bisexual, unisexual, or sterile, ± small, of several types; calyx 0 or modified into pappus of bristles, scales, or awns, which is generally persistent in fruit; corolla radial or bilateral (rarely 0), lobes generally (0)4–5; stamens 4–5, anthers generally fused into cylinder around style, often appendaged at tips, bases, or both, filaments generally free, generally attached to corolla near throat; pistil 1, ovary inferior, 1-chambered, 1-seeded, style 1, branches 2, generally hair-tufted at tip, stigmas 2, generally on inside of style branches
Fruit: achene, cylindric to ovoid, generally deciduous with pappus attached
Genera in family: ± 1300 genera, 21,000 species (largest family of dicots): worldwide. Largest family in CA. Also see tribal key to CA genera: Strother 1997 Madroño 44(1):1–28. See glossary p. 25 for illustrations of general family characteristics.


A. Michael Powell

Perennial, shrubs
Leaves generally opposite; blade elliptic to triangular, margin entire to lobed
Inflorescence: heads discoid, solitary or in ± flat-topped cymes; phyllaries subequal, in 1–2(3) series; receptacle flat to conic, naked
Flowers 10–60; corollas ± white or blue to pink-tinged, cylindric (or throat wider)
Fruit 5-angled, generally 5-ribbed; pappus of 5–40 slender scabrous bristles, often easily detached
Etymology: (Latin: resembling Ageratum )
Reference: [King & Robinson 1987 Monogr Syst Bot Missouri Bot Garden 22:428–436]


A. shastensis (D.W. Taylor & Stebbins) R.M. King & H. Rob.


Perennial; caudex woody
Stem 1.3–4.5 dm, erect or ascending, glandular-hairy
Leaves generally alternate; blade ± deltoid-ovate, serrate, ± hairy
Inflorescence: heads generally 1(–3), ± 1.2 cm; phyllaries glabrous to glandular-hairy
Flower: corollas white
Fruit 3–5.5 mm
Chromosomes: 2n=34
Ecology: UNCOMMON. Limestone cliffs
Elevation: 400–1800 m.
Bioregional distribution: Cascade Range
Synonyms: Eupatorium s. D.W. Taylor & Stebbins
Horticultural information: TRY.
See the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
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