Brickellia grandiflora

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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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