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Plant    Species Name:
Machaeranthera canescens (Pursh) A.Gray var. incana (Lindl.) A.Gray
syn. Aster attenuatus (T.J. Howell) M.E. Peck, non Lindl. ex Hook.
syn. Aster tephrodes (Gray) Blake
syn. Dieteria incana (Lindl.) Torr. & Gray
syn. Diplopappus incanus Lindl.
syn. Machaeranthera attenuata T.J. Howell
syn. Machaeranthera canescens (Pursh) Gray var. tephrodes Gray
syn. Machaeranthera incana (Lindl.) Greene
syn. Machaeranthera tephrodes (Gray) Greene

Common Name:
hoary tansyaster


Snake River, Washington
Collected between 15 and 28 October 1805 "On the Columbia"
  October 15, 1805

An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .

Machaeranthera canescens var. incana (PH-LC 138).

The copyright for this image is retained by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; this image is used with their permission.

Historical Notes
The Lewis label says, "On the Columbia" but gives no further details regarding the dates.  This collection could have been made any time after October 15, 1805 once the Corps entered the Columbia.

See following caption
collected by H.E. Brown 67, Umatilla Co., Oregon, 6 September 1896

See following caption
collected by A.D.E. Elmer 608, Loomiston, Washington, August 1897

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