Herrickia horrida Wooton & Standl. (redirected from: Eurybia horrida)
Source: USDA Plants_111306
Family: Asteraceae
[Eurybia horrida (Woot. & Standl.) Nesom]
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Subshrubs or perennials, 30-60 cm cespitose; rhizomes woody, elongate, branched. Stems 1-20+, erect, branched, straight to ± flexuous, long- and short-stipitate-glandular, more densely so distally. Leaves cauline, proximal reduced and deciduous by flowering, coriaceous, rigid; sessile; blades oblong to oblong-ovate or ovate to nearly orbiculate, 10-45 × 4-30 mm, gradually reduced distally, bases cordate-clasping, main veins marked, margins sharply spinulose-serrate, scabridulous, short-stipitate-glandular, apices acute to obtuse, mucronate, faces scabrellous, ± short-stipitate-glandular. Heads 1-30+ in open corymbiform arrays or borne singly at ends of long, leafy branches. Peduncles 0.3-4 cm, densely stipitate-glandular; bracts 0-3, often proximal to heads and appearing to be part of involucres, foliaceous, margins entire or ± serrate. Involucres campanulate, 8.5-12 mm. Phyllaries (ca. 40) in 5-6 series, spreading, sometimes purplish tinged (inner or bases of outer), keeled, linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, lance-oblong, or lanceolate, coriaceous, margins narrowly scarious, hyaline, sometimes purplish distally (inner), erose, short-stipitate-glandular along foliaceous distal parts, apices acute and spinulose to long-cuminate (innermost), often purplish-margined, faces short-stipitate-glandular; outer apically broadly foliaceous 1 / 3 - 9 / 10 (foliaceous part often wider than base), inner usually narrowly foliaceous 1 / 3 or less, sometimes green parts lanceolate apically along midnerves or none. Ray florets 17-20; laminae purple, 15-22 × 1.2-2 mm. Disc florets ca. 29; corollas yellow turning purplish, barely ampliate, ca. 8.2 mm, tubes shorter than funnelform throats (ca. 2.5 mm), lobes erect to spreading, triangular, 0.6-0.8 mm. Cypselae brown, fusiform, ± compressed [mature size not available], ribs 7-10, glabrous; pappi of (ca. 40) tawny bristles 7-7.5 mm. 2n = 18. Flowering Jul-Sep. Rocky hillsides, steep, narrow, brushy, canyon bottoms, with Quercus , Juniperus, Fallugia, and Forestiera; of conservation concern; 1600-2900 m; Colo., N.Mex. Herrickia horrida is known only from the Animas River basin, in Colfax County, northern New Mexico, and Las Animas County, southern Colorado.