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Agoseris glauca
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Mount Rainier National Park
Scientific classification
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Subfamily:
Cichorioideae
Tribe:
Cichorieae
Genus:
Agoseris
Species:
A. glauca
Binomial name
Agoseris glauca
(Pursh) Raf.
Synonyms

Agoseris glauca is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family known by the common names pale agoseris, prairie agoseris, and short-beaked agoseris.

The plant is native to western and northwestern North America from Alaska east to the Northwest Territories and Ontario, south to California, Arizona, and New Mexico. It grows in many habitat types.

Description

Agoseris glauca is a perennial herb which varies in general appearance. It produces a basal patch of leaves of various shapes which may be as long as the plant is high.

There is no stem but the plant flowers in a stemlike inflorescence which is sometimes erect, reaching heights near half a meter or taller. The flower head is one to three centimeters wide with layers of pointed phyllaries. The head is ligulate, bearing many yellow ray florets but no disc florets.

The fruit is an achene with a body up to a centimeter long and a pappus which may be almost 2 centimeters in length.

Varieties
  • Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala (Torr. & A. Gray) Jeps.
  • Agoseris glauca var. glauca
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