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Notice of Release of Amethyst Germplasm Hoary Tansyaster

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Derek Tilley
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE IDAHO PLANT MATERIALS CENTER
ABERDEEN, IDAHO
NOTICE OF RELEASE OF AMETHYST GERMPLASM HOARY
TANSYASTER


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Idaho Plant Materials Center, Aberdeen, Idaho, announce the release of Amethyst Germplasm hoary tansyaster [Machaeranthera canescens (Pursh) A.Gray], a selected class natural track germplasm for conservation plantings in the Intermountain U.S. It will be identified by NRCS accession number 9076670. Amethyst Germplasm hoary tansyaster is a native forb collected near St. Anthony sand dunes in Fremont County, Idaho. This forb flowers and produces seed in the first growing season and provides late summer and early fall blossoms for native pollinators. It is recommended for pollinator plantings, wildlife areas and rangeland rehabilitation seedings in arid to semi-arid plant communities where native forb diversity is desirable.