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

UW Burke Herbarium Link: Rigiopappus leptocladus
USDA Plants Link: Rigiopappus leptocladus   (RILE2)

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.



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