Saussurea nuda Ledeb.
FamilyCompositae — APG family: Asteraceae
DescriptionStems glabrous below, floccose above, from stout, branching caudex; basal leaves long-petiolated, ovate-lanceolate to ovate, sparsely denticulate, glabrous; green on both sides; stem leaves reduced, lanceolate; inflorescence corymbose, floccose, with long, linear bracts; involucral bracts lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute; flowers purplish, anthers, dark; receptacle lacking scales; pappus tawny.
EcologySeashores, alpine meadows. Described from Kamchatka and Cape Espenberg (Kotzebue Sound).
Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of var. dénsa (Hook.) Hult. (S. densa Hook.).
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.