|Scientific Name||Agoseris aurantiaca var. purpurea||USDA PLANTS Symbol||AGAUP|
|Common Name||Orange Agoseris||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||526863|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5400 to 12500 ft.); open areas, meadows, grassy hillsides.
Plant: Erect perennial to 12 inches tall; stemless with flower head atop long, curved, naked stalk (peduncle).
Leaves: Basal leaves 2-3/4 to 15 inches long, lanceolate to oblanceolate, edges entire to laciniate; surfaces smooth to slightly hairy.
Inflorescence: Composite blossom, corollas usually orange to yellow, sometimes pinkish; rays about 1 inch across, no disk flowers; phyllaries somewhat ovate or obovate green to rosy purple, often with purple-black spots, blotches, and/or midstripes, outer phyllaries are overlapping.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Flora of North America.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County