Nothocalais troximoides

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Scientific Name Nothocalais troximoides USDA PLANTS Symbol
NOTR2
Common Name Sagebrush False Dandelion, False Agoseris ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
38134
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
Reference
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Description Life zones and habitat: Reported in the literature only in far western US and British Columbia at low elevations up to 6200 ft.; images below were taken at about 11,500 ft. west of Hoosier Pass, Park County. Open, rocky areas.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 18 inches tall, stem (peduncle) somewhat purplish, often with short hairs below head.
Leaves: Linear to linear-lanceolate, 3 to 12 inches long, with smooth or often wavy edges.
Inflorescence: Solitary heads each with a long involucre, 0.6 to 1 inch long; narrow phyllaries with purplish mid-ribs; 13-90 yellow ray florets with notched tips; the fruiting heads form a dandelion-like ball at maturity.
References: Descr. adapted from SEINet and Burke Museum of Natural History
Note: Thanks to Jane Hendrix for helping ID the plant.
Colorado Status
Native and Rare

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