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Brewer's Aster
Eucephalus breweri
About Brewer's Aster (Eucephalus breweri) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eucephalus breweri is a North American species in the aster family known by the common name Brewer's aster. It is native to California where it grows primarily in the Sierra Nevada at subalpine elevations. Its range extends into northwestern Nevada and southwestern Oregon. Eucephalus breweri is a perennial herb growing from a woody caudex to a maximum height anywhere between 10 centimeters (4 inches) and one meter (39 inches). The stems are mainly erect and are coated in woolly fibers and resin glands. The abundant hairy, glandular leaves are lance-shaped to oval, pointed, and smooth or toothed along the edges. They are up to 5 centimeters (2 inches) long. The inflorescence holds several discoid flower heads which are packed with long yellow disc florets but no ray florets. They are lined with hairy, glandular phyllaries. The fruit is a hairy achene.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

4 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 5.2" - 119.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.39" - 4.10", Coldest Month: 20.9" - 50.1", Hottest Month: 42.7" - 80.8", Humidity: 0.49" - 18.55", Elevation: 376" - 12979"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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