Rigiopappus leptocladus   wireweed, rigiopappus
Asteraceae (Alt: Compositae )
sensitive                      herbaceous           
Distribution: Oregon Trail

UW Burke Herbarium Link: Rigiopappus leptocladus
USDA Plants Link: Rigiopappus leptocladus   (RILE2)
Flora of North America Link: Rigiopappus leptocladus

Rigiopappus leptocladus, sometimes called wireweed (though native). Not much to look at, but I always enjoy finding it!  The rigid pappus scales of the distinctive fruiting head provide the genus name.

Trail guides, walks or articles that mention Rigiopappus leptocladus