Taxon  Report   5271    
Machaeranthera canescens  (Pursh) A. Gray  var. shastensis  (A. Gray) B. L. Turner  
(no longer an active name)
Shasta aster,  Shasta hoary aster, Shasta tansy aster
Machaeranthera canescens var. shastensis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Subalpine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN other name:
Dieteria canescens var. shastensis

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Aster inornatus
NOTE: Machaeranthera canescens var. shastensis is no longer an active name.
More information about  Machaeranthera canescens var. shastensis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jul 22, 2019).