Dieteria canescens var. shastensis
Sida 20: 1396. 2003.
Annuals, biennials, or short-lived perennials. Stems 1+, ascending to erect, canescent, sometimes sparsely stipitate-glandular; branches ascending (curved, flexible). Mid leaf-blades lanceolate to oblanceolate. Peduncles equaling or longer than involucres. Involucres narrowly to broadly turbinate, 6–10 mm. Phyllaries in 3–5 (–7) series, appressed, spreading, or reflexed, apices often canescent, stipitate-glandular. Ray-florets sterile or 0. Cypselae sparsely appressed-hairy. 2n = 8.
Phenology: Flowering Aug–Oct.
Habitat: Grasslands, pine forests, sagebrush scrublands
Elevation: 1200–3400 m
Calif., Nev., Oreg.
Variety shastensis is found in the Cascades, Sierra Nevada, and adjacent intermountain regions