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Agoseris monticola
Herbarium specimen
Herbarium specimen
Scientific classification
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Tribe:
Cichorieae
Genus:
Agoseris
Species:
A. monticola
Binomial name
Agoseris monticola
Greene
Synonyms
  • Agoseris covillei Greene
  • Agoseris decumbens Greene

Agoseris monticola is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family known by the common name Sierra Nevada agoseris or Sierra Nevada mountain dandelion. It grows in the mountains of the western United States, primarily the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada, but also on other mountains in Nevada and Idaho.

Description

Agoseris monticola resembles the common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) in having no leafy stems, only a rosette of leaves close to the ground. There is a single flower head with many yellow ray florets but no disc florets.

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