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|Genus: Brickellia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Brickellia grandiflora (Hook.) Nutt.
Habit: Perennial herb from thick taprooted caudex, 30--95 cm. Stem: branched, puberulent. Leaf: alternate or opposite, petiole 10--70 mm, blade 15--120 mm, 20--70 mm wide, lance- to deltate-ovate or +- cordate, crenate, dentate, or serrate, base acute, truncate, or +- cordate, tip long-tapered, faces puberulent. Inflorescence: heads in loose, cyme- or panicle-like clusters, nodding; peduncle 4--30 mm, puberulent to hairy; involucre 7--12 mm, cylindric or obconic; phyllaries 30--40, in 5--7 series, 4--5-striate, margin scarious; outer lanceolate to lance-ovate, puberulent, tip long-acuminate, ciliate, inner lance-linear to lanceolate, glabrous, tip acute to acuminate. Flower: generally 20--40(70); corolla 6.5--7.5 mm, pale yellow-green. Fruit: 4--5 mm, minutely rough-hairy or bristly; pappus bristles 20--30. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Rocky hillsides, shaded forest, dry slopes, canyons; Elevation: 1200--3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaRH, c SNF, SNH; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct
Unabridged Synonyms: Eupatorium grandiflorum Hook.; Coleosanthus grandiflorus (Hook.) Kuntze
eFlora Treatment Author: Randall W. Scott
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Brickellia frutescens
Next taxon: Brickellia greenei
Citation for this treatment: Randall W. Scott 2017. Brickellia grandiflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=1812, accessed on February 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 26, 2017.