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Giant Mountain Aster

Canadanthus modestus (Lindl.) G. L. Nesom

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Canadanthus modestus (Giant Mountain Aster) is a species of perennial herb in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to The Contiguous United States, Alaska, Canada, and North America. They have simple, broad leaves, purple flowers, and achene. Flowers are visited by Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus, Plebejus anna, and Tharsalea mariposa. Individuals can grow to 3 feet.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of giant mountain aster. View this species on GBIF