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Oreostemma alpigenum  (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene
Tundra aster
Oreostemma alpigenum is a perennial herb that is native to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Genus: Oreostemma
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPNAster alpigenus
Information about  Oreostemma alpigenum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.

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[burkeherbarium.org] Description, Distribution, Habitat: General: Dwarf perennial from a short, woody base, 3-40 cm. tall. Leaves: Basal leaves persistent, entire, linear to linear-elliptic or oblanceolate, 2-25 cm. long and 1-15 mm. wide; cauline leaves few and much reduced. Flowers: Heads solitary; involucre 3-15 mm. high, the bracts imbricate, papery at the base, often purplish, with short woolly hairs on the margins and under the heads; rays 10-40, violet or lavender, 7-15 mm. long Distribution: Occurring in the Cascades and Olympic mountains in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada. Habitat: Alpine meadows, slopes, and rocky areas. Flowers: June-September Origin: Native Growth Duration: Perennial Conservation Status: Not of concern (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/25/2024).