Brickellia grandiflora

(Mountain Brickelbush)

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Brickellia grandiflora, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8880

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Brickellia grandiflora, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8906

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Brickellia grandiflora, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8915

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Brickellia grandiflora, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8876

Scientific Name Brickellia grandiflora USDA PLANTS Symbol BRGR
Common Name Mountain Brickelbush, Tasselflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36878
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (4800 to 12000 ft). Dry, rocky areas, open areas in forests.
Plant: Erect perennial 10 to 28 inches tall.
Leaves: Alternate, triangular to subhastate leaves, 1-1/4 to 2-3/4 inches long; crenate-dentate margins.
Inflorescence: Clusters of drooping rayless flower heads on long stalks arising from upper leaf axils, each with many (20 to 40 or more) creamy-white disk florets; green involucre 1/4 to 1/2 inch long.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams and "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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