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Chaenactis evermannii
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C. evermannii
Binomial name
Chaenactis evermannii
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Synonyms
  • Chaenactis mainsiana A.Nelson & J.F.Macbr.
  • Chaenactis nevadensis var. mainsiana (A.Nelson & J.F.Macbr.) Stockw.

Chaenactis evermannii is a North American species of flowering plants in the aster family known by the common name Evermann's pincushion. It is found only at high altitudes in the mountains in the central part of the US State of Idaho.

Description

Chaenactis evermannii is a small perennial rarely more than 12 cm (5 inches) tall. Each branch produces 1-3 flower heads each containing disc florets but no ray florets.

The species is named for American ichthyologist Barton Warren Evermann (1853–1932).

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