Coville's Cascade Aster
Eucephalus ledophyllus var. covillei is native to montane meadows, openings in montane to subalpine coniferous forests most commonly in central and southern Oregon and California (Allen 2006 FNA). The variety is distinguished by its glandular, non-woolly peduncles and heads with usually 5-8 rays. The variety is diploid (2n+18).