General Research Observations
Occurrence ID (GUID): d2963a9c-1c10-4c6e-940c-2497fdc510b3
Taxon: Erigeron speciosus (Lindl.) DC.
Family: Asteraceae
Determiner: Tony Frates (2015-11-08)
Taxon Remarks: While keys to E. speciosus via Arnow and Cronquist, varietal assignment is much less clear: var. speciosus via Goodrich, var. macranthus via Welsh/Cronquist.
ID References: Arnow (1980), Goodrich and Huber (2014), Welsh/Utah Flora (2015), Cronquist/IF Vol 5 (1994)
Collector: Tony Frates   201511071068   
Date: 2015-11-07
Additional Collectors: Raven Reitstetter
Locality: United States, Utah, Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Semi-natural remnant foothills open space within lower Red Butte Garden's fenced property, near the mouth of Red Butte Canyon
40.765882  -111.824991 +-5m.  WGS84
Georeference Remarks: GE
Elevation: 1530 meters (5018ft)
Habitat: Opening in Gambel's oak, southern exposure, partially shaded
Associated Species: Artemisia ludoviciana, Ericameria nauseosa, Ambrosia psilostachya, Quercus gambelii
Description: Long leaves: glabrous, ciliate, entire, wavy, upper twisted, narrowly lanceolate, long-tapered/pointed, sessile; plant about 5 dm tall, stems mostly glabrous.
Reproductive Condition: Flowering
Notes: Unusually late blooming, narrow-leaved, low elevation phase that does not fit particularly well with described varieties for this area. Did not seem to be something planted nor escaped from the garden although that is a possibility. Few in number. Since this was within the garden, no actual material was collected.
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Author: Tony Frates
Author: Tony Frates
Author: Tony Frates
Record ID: d2963a9c-1c10-4c6e-940c-2497fdc510b3
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