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Machaeranthera bigelovii (A. Gray) Greene var. bigelovii
Bigelow's tansyaster

General Information
Symbol: MABIB
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Biennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name
ASAQ3 Aster aquifolius (Greene ex Wooton & Standl.) S.F. Blake
ASBI9 Aster bigelovii A. Gray
ASPA26 Aster pattersonii A. Gray
ASRU10 Aster rubrotinctus S.F. Blake
MAAQ Machaeranthera aquifolia Greene ex Wooton & Standl.
MACE Machaeranthera centaureoides Greene ex Wooton & Standl.
MAPA10 Machaeranthera pattersonii (A. Gray) Greene
MARU3 Machaeranthera rubricaulis Rydb.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Machaeranthera Nees – tansyaster
Species Machaeranthera bigelovii (A. Gray) Greene – Bigelow's tansyaster
Variety Machaeranthera bigelovii (A. Gray) Greene var. bigelovii – Bigelow's tansyaster

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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