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Chaenactis douglasii  (Hook.) Hook. & Arn.  var. alpina  A. Gray
Alpine dusty pincushion
Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
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Parent: Chaenactis douglasii
Genus: Chaenactis
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSChaenactis alpina var. leucopsis
PLANTSChaenactis alpina var. rubella
PLANTSChaenactis alpina
PLANTSChaenactis leucopsis
PLANTSChaenactis minuscula
Information about  Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CHDOA2)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 02/06/2023).