|Scientific Name||Pyrrocoma clementis var. clementis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PYCLC|
|Common Name||Tranquil Goldenweed||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||529941|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9200 to 13000 ft.); rocky hillsides, woodland openings and meadows.
Plant: Short perennial 8 to 12 inches tall, light green to reddish stems sparsely or densely covered with woolly hairs .
Leaves: Basal leaves narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, 2 to 5-1/2 inches long, fleshy, hairless, with entire, slightly undulate, sometimes denticulate, sparsely ciliate edges; stem leaves sessile, lanceolate to ovate, auriculate, 1-1/2 to 3 inches long, bases clasping, surfaces sparsely hairy and edges hairy.
Inflorescence: Solitary, composite flower heads 1 to 1-3/4 inches across with 20 to 55 yellow rays around the yellow center of 100+ disk florets; phyllaries are shaggy-hairy, narrowly obovate of different lengths, in several rows, colored green to purple.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America and American Southwest
Note: All of the flower heads in the area of the images below exhibited an elliptical rather than circular center.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County