Pyrrocoma crocea

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Scientific Name Pyrrocoma crocea USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Curlyhead Goldenweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane; openings and woodlands.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 30 inches tall, lower portions of multiple stems are green and reddish above.
Leaves: Basal leaves are large, oblanceolate or spatulate with stalks; stem leaves much smaller, lanceolate and clasping; both with smooth edges.
Inflorescence: Large flower heads over 2 inches across with many narrow orange/yellow ray florets (petals) around the yellow center and thick green phyllaries beneath.
References: Various.
Colorado Status

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