Oreochrysum parryi

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Scientific Name Oreochrysum parryi USDA PLANTS Symbol ORPA3
Common Name Parry's Goldenrod, Parry's Goldenweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 517938
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (7800 to 12500 ft.); open or wooded slopes and meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial 5 to 24 inches tall, rough stems, often purplish tinge.
Leaves: Oblanceolate to spatulate or elliptic basal and lower stem leaves, 1-1/2 to 6 inches long.
Inflorescence: Multiple terminal clusters of 3 to 6 composite yellow flower heads with 12 to 20 rays; green, leaf-like bracts enclosing the involucres below the blossoms.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, www.swcoloradowildflowers.com and Flora of North America.
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Colorado Status:

 Thanks to Jane Hendrix for locating the plants initially for me on Peak 7. 

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